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Museums + Nature Centers

Aurora Regional Fire Museum

LOCATION:   53 N. Broadway, Aurora
(630) 256-4140


FEE:  ADMISSION: $5 per person ages 3+ 

HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

  • Variety of hands-on interactive exhibits

  • Permanent exhibit includes an antique fire apparatus from the Aurora Fire DepartmentGroup tours available


Blackberry Farm

LOCATION:  100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora
(630) 892-1550

FEE:  Ages 1 and under are free, $7/FVPD residents, $10/non-residents

HOURS vary; check the site for specifics

  • Regular Season: May 1 - October 29

  • Pioneer life structures and artifacts

  •  Train, wagon, and pony rides

  • Large play park structure

  • Pack a lunch!


Phillips Park Zoo

LOCATION:  1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora
(630) 256-3860


FEE:  FREE admission (donations are welcome)

HOURS: Sunday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Summer Hours:
June 1st - Sept. 30th:
Open Thursday- Tuesday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed on Wednesdays


Regular Hours:

October 1st - May 31st:

Open Thursday- Tuesday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed on Wednesdays

  • A Reptile House featuring nearly 20 varieties of reptiles

  • Several birds and mammals

  • Pack a lunch!

The zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

For more information please call  630-256-3740


Aurora Historical Society

LOCATION:  20 E. Downer Place, Aurora

(630) 906-0650


FEE:  FREE admission (donations are welcome)

HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Exhibition galleries for historical artifacts AND community art

  • Aurora Gift Shop on premises!


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