Hidden Oaks Nature Center

The Hidden Oaks Nature Center was designed to teach visitors about nature as well as the work of the Bolingbrook Park District. The centerpiece of the exhibit was a model of a tree, which used lighting to explain where different types of animals live in a tree. The exhibit also featured a sound- and scent-interactive area, where visitors can push a button to physically experience the scent or sound of an animal. In addition to the interactive elements, artifact casing was used to enclose preserved animals such as bats, snakes and turtles. Outside of the space, a two-ton limestone monolith was installed to educate visitors about embedded fossils along with a cutout showing the lifecycle of a tree.

Design: Bluestone + Associates