Naturally Illinois Expo

Visit the 2015 Naturally Illinois Expo

The 2015 Naturally Illinois Expo will be held April 17, 9AM-3PM and April 18th, 10AM-3PM at the Forbes Natural History Building and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center in Research Park. The Naturally Illinois Expo showcases the work of the Prairie Research Institute, which includes: Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, and Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Exhibits are geared toward families, teachers, and students.

Download the 2015 Visitors Guide (pdf)

New in 2015!

Location: The Forbes Natural History building and Illinois Sustainable Technology Center are located near Research Park on the south side of the University of Illinois campus. The new locations will provide more room and easier access, allowing for a broader range of exhibits.

Forbes Natural History Building
1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
1 Hazelwood Dr, Champaign, IL

Date: The Expo has been moved to April 17 & 18.

Zero Waste: This year we are striving to make the 2015 Expo a Zero Waste Event.

Zero Waste What is Zero Waste? "Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use."

More information about the Zero Waste initiative can be found here:


Previous Expo information

2013 Naturally Illinois Expo Media Coverage:
      Four good reasons to visit campus
      Naturally Illinois Expo features 3D...
      University of Illinois Open Houses 2013 (photo gallery)
      Insect Exhibit at Naturally Illinois Expo (video)
      WAND-TV News Segment (5:50 into video)

2012 Illinois Expo Video Clips




Support the Expo

Did you know the Expo is led entirely by volunteers and funded entirely through donations? We rely on our donors, sponsors, and volunteers.

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2015 Sponsors

Closeup of archaeology tools Student looking at fossil through magnifying glass Students looking at water color chart Students at energy exhibit


For teachers across the region, Naturally Illinois has become a staple of the year's science curriculum. That's because Institute scientists do more than merely inform - they engage and excite students of all ages. Also a great destination for Boys and Girls' Clubs, scout troops, and other youth organizations.

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Earth, Wind, & Fire 5K Run and 2.5K Walk

The 7th annual Earth, Wind, & Fire 5K Run and 2.5K Walk will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015.


Illinois Natural History Survey
1816 South Oak St.
Champaign, IL 61820

photos from some of the exhibits

615 E. Peabody Drive, MC-650
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-333-5111
Fax: 217-265-4678

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