Thank you for planning a visit to theNate! Free admission, free parking, open dawn to dusk 365 days a year.  

Our primary concern is the health and safety of our visitors. When you visit theNate, please remember:

  • For access to restrooms, GSU’s hours to visit are: 

    Campus Information:

    Hours of Operation

    • Monday–Friday, 6 am–10:30 pm
    • Saturday*: 7:30 am–6 pm
    • Sunday**: Noon–9 pm
  • Practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet of distance between yourself and others; face coverings are required while on campus - wear a mask; wash your hands.
  • Please stay home if you are sick or feeling any symptoms, such as fever, coughing, troubled breathing, and/or other flu-like symptoms;
  • Visit alone or with members of your household;
  • Stay local and visit parks that are closest to where you live;
  • If you arrive at theNate or any other park and crowds are forming, please move to another area or return another time/day to visit; and
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper arm/elbow. 

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For complete information about GSU's Covid19 response click here

Check out our Young Artist Sculpture Projects downloadable PDF - and by young we mean: we're all young at heart when it comes to making art - have fun on your own or with the kids. Post pictures of your results and tag us on Instagram so we can all share the results!




And on Facebook: @nathan.manilow.sculpture.park

The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is a collection of 30 master works of large-scale sculpture situated within 100 acres of prairie landscape. This “museum-in-the-prairie” is open for public viewing 365 days a year and is free of charge. The Park provides programs for adults and children that integrate art and nature. Although it is located on the campus of Governors State University, it was founded and is maintained through grants and donations from businesses and individuals.

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