Nature's Night Out

Photos from 2018

To view photos from the 2018 Nature's Night Out, click HERE.

And to view photos from the Apiary Tour offered the same evening as Nature's Night Out, click HERE.

Date and Location

  • Date/Time: Friday, May 18th from 7pm to 10:30pm
  • Location (NEW!): Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston, IL 60201

The Event


The Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) is changing and re-branding our annual fundraiser.  The Evanston Green Ball has now become Nature's Night Out.

This reinvention of our annual EEA fundraiser, presented in partnership with the City of Evanston, is NEW in almost every way this year:
  • New Name: Nature's Night Out
  • New Location: The Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.
  • New Music: A disk jockey will be catering to the musical tastes of our attendees.
  • New Ticket Pricing: We've made ticket prices more affordable, including discounts for guests who are 35-and-under and 75-and-older. 
  • New Raffle: 5 exciting prizes are being raffled that everyone will want to win!
  • New Tours: Tours of the Ecology Center's new apiary (bee hives) will be offered: One immediately before the event and another about a week later. Tickets for these tours will be made available in the next several weeks. 
  • New Stuff at the Center: You'll be able to see the improvements and investments at the Ecology Center that your past donations have made possible. 
  • One Thing that has Not Changed: The best local food, beer and wine providers will be there serving their tastiest offerings.

Nature's Night Out is a festive gathering of residents of Evanston and nearby communities who care about the environment. Don't miss out on a night of fun, food, dancing and conversation with your friends and neighbors at the 2018 Nature's Night Out. 


Prices at the Door on the Day of the Event (May 18)

$70 each for EEA Members. $75 each for Non-Members.


Prices thru Thursday, May 17

Ticket Type
 Regular EEA Member $60 $60

Non-Member $65 $65
 Young Environmentalist (aged 35 and under) * EEA Member $30 $60

Non Member $35 $65
 Senior Environmentalist (aged 75 and older) * EEA Member $30 $60
  Non Member $35 $65

 Friend of the Ecology Center Mem/Non-mem$100$100
 Group (One free purchaser + 4 or more guests) Mem/Non-mem Free $60
 * We ask that a Purchaser's discounted ticket be used for their own admittance.

Purchase Tickets

DON'T FORGET, EEA members get $5 off each ticket purchased (except "Friend of the Ecology Center and group tickets), so consider joining the EEA or renewing your membership today.  An individual membership is only $25.

Prior to the May 18, you can purchase tickets online (see below) or in-person at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston, 60201. Tickets will also be available at the door: $70 for EEA members, $75 for non-members.

Click on the button below to buy your tickets to attend this year's Nature's Night Out.



If you can't attend Nature's Night Out, please consider making a donation that will benefit the programming and operations of the Evanston Ecology Center by clicking HERE.


Nature's Night Out provides a fantastic opportunity for a business or organization to sponsor the event and in return reap a variety of promotional benefits based on the level of sponsorship.

To find out more about Nature's Night Out sponsorship, click HERE to read about the benefits available at each of our sponsorship levels.

To register and pay to be a sponsor of Nature's Night Out, click HERE.  

Apiary Tours

Two tours of the Apiary in Eggleston Park near the Ecology Center are being offered as part of this year's Nature's Night Out celebration. The tours will require participants to wear bee suits while they learn about the apiary and its inhabitants. 

The apiary tours start at the Evanston Ecology Center at 2024 McCormick Blvd on Friday, May 18 at 5:30pm (the night of Nature's Night Out) and Sunday, June 10 at 10:30am. 

To purchase your tickets for the Apiary Tours, click HERE.

2018 Food & Beverage Providers

Here is the fantastic lineup of this year's participating restaurants and breweries:

    2018 Sponsors

    See our full directory of Sponsors by clicking HERE.

    Here are the logos for this year's sponsors:

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