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Touch of Nature Environmental Center

SIU's Outdoor Laboratory and Retreat Center

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Eclipse On August 21, 2017, Southern Illinois will become the eclipse crossroads of America.  SIU's Touch of Nature is right in its path as well and we offer all sorts of unique opportunities to experience it in our pristine natural setting. 

Find out more information regarding lodging and eclipse-related activities on our 2017 Eclipse Page.  


Fall 2016 Events

Haunted Hollow: Sunday, November 6

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Our fall family fun festival takes place Sunday, November 6 from 1-4.  This year features a haunted tram ride, our portable climbing wall as well as Halloween-themed activities and opportunities to get up close and personal to some not so scary snakes and other critters. Costumes are encouraged.  Call 618-453-1121 to take advantage of early bird discounts.  For more information.  

Book your Holiday Party at Touch of Nature

Holiday flierTouch of Nature in the fall is a beautiful place to hold your holiday party or special gathering.  Call us today at 618/453-1121 or send us an email at

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