Hickory Knolls Discovery Center 3795 Campton Hills Road • St. Charles • IL 60175

Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

3795 Campton Hills Road
St. Charles, IL 60175

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Why You'll Love This Place

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  • Tucked at the center of 130 acres of oak woodlands, wetlands, and prairies, this unique environmental center, operated by the St. Charles Township Park District, offers a wonderful blend of natural beauty and modern amenities.
  • Inside the sleek, LEED-certified main building, you’ll find an open, airy floor plan with light-filled rooms designed to host events large and small. Two patios to the west and north provide ample outdoor space, too.
  • Guests will love wandering the exhibit halls, which boast live animal displays and informative installations about local ecosystems. Best yet, your rental fee helps support the Center in its work bringing ecological and conservational awareness to the local community.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $35–1,800/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Space reserved
    • Event duration
    • Illinois residential status

  • Entire Facility and Kitchen
    4-hour rentals range $900–1,000, and 8-hour rentals range $1,600–1,800.

    Twin Leaf Rooms
    Rental of the East or West rooms ranges $35–70/hour, while rental of both rooms ranges $70–170/hour.

    Gloria Klimeck Exhibit Gallery
    Rentals range $100–140/hour.

    Outdoor Pavilion
    Rentals range $50–75 for the full day.

    Your rental of Hickory Knolls includes access to the 130 surrounding acres of wetlands, woodlands, and prairies. Additional time beyond normal business hours is $20/hour.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 200
Reception Seated 200 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info





Self-catering is permitted.



A special use permit for alcohol ($150) is required.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Garden
  • Park
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • River
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Park


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