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Jarrett Prairie Center Museum

7993 River Rd, Byron, IL 61010

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The Jarrett Prairie Center serves as a resource for learning and a center for eco-tourism promoting an understanding about the importance of our natural lands in the Rock River region. Admission to the Jarrett Prairie Center Museum is free and open to the public seven days a week.

The Jarrett Prairie Center Museum is newly renovated and the expanded museum space boasts amazing views of the Jarrett Prairie Nature Preserve and more than 4,000 square feet of new exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. Just a few of the exciting new exhibits include an immersive theater that tells visitors about local prairie ecology, several large natural history and historical dioramas, fossil exhibits, prairie restoration information and a prairie agriculture exhibit that lets visitors design their own farm. Also included in the renovation will be a new 2,600 square foot wrap around outdoor observation deck. The museum’s new immersive theater features the beloved children’s “wolf den” bur oak tree from the old museum.

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