About Our Programs
Weekly Free Programs
Bring your children to our free weekly programs designed just for them! Whether it’s Morning Glories on Mondays, dropping in on the weekend for Fiddleheads, or getting a little wild on Wednesdays, we almost always have something fun for your family to do at the Conservatory. Click here for more information!
Juicebox Concert Series
We have a concert designed just for your toddler! Join us on the first and third Saturdays in October through December for a series of fun-filled family performances. We’ll have dancers, singers, storytellers and more! For more information view the calendar below.
Origami Open House
Ever made a paper crane? What about an origami frog or penguin? Here’s your chance to learn how! Every second Saturday of the month the CHicago Area Origami Society hosts a free, drop-in demonstration for people of all ages, including kids! Check the calendar for the next upcoming workshop.
Take your adult group to the Conservatory for a warm reprieve in the winter, or a beautiful oasis in the summer. Whether you are organizing a casual visit for your adult group or would like a guided tour, please click here for details and registration.
Classes & Workshops
Throughout the year, our workshops and classes explore topics of beekeeping, composting, gardening and plant propagation. Class offerings change through the seasons. Click here for information on our class offerings.
Free Adult Programs
From a monthly lecture series, twice monthly free mini tours and yoga, and weekly beekeeping, composting, and gardening drop-in sessions, our Free Adult Programs explore new ideas, techniques to bring home, and answer questions you may have from your own growing space. Click here for a complete list of our adult programs.
Reflect on this light-art installation by Luftwerk as you walk through the Conservatory. Click here for more information.
History Through Photographs
Go back through time with our exhibit of historical photographs from the Chicago Park District’s collection. This free exhibit is available in the Jensen Room whenever the room is not rented.
Groups of Children
This is the perfect spot for a field trip! Bring your students, girl scout troupe, or camp to explore our indoor and outdoor collections! Click here for more information.
Beer Under Glass 2017
May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beer Under Glass 2017 | Thursday, May 18, 2017
Join us for the kick-off event to Chicago Craft Beer Week!
Celebrate the continuation of warm weather with our 8th annual Beer Under Glass! This year’s Beer Under Glass will again be brought to you by the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance (GPCA) in partnership with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.
Enjoy the Conservatory’s eight indoor display houses and outside gardens after-hours as you sip on samples from over 200 craft beers in your souvenir glass. Beer Under Glass is a fundraising event benefiting GPCA’s programming and mission while celebrating Illinois craft beer. Ticket sales and GPCA memberships support GPCA’s mission to change lives through the power of nature and connect people to plants.
General Admission begins at 6:30 pm and ticket holders will enjoy samples from over 100 different local and out of state breweries.
NEW THIS YEAR: food will be available for purchase from some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks. Food has always been an important part of Beer Under Glass, so we are trying something new in order to serve our guests more effectively. This year we’re working exclusively with Chicago food trucks to provide food during the event. Food trucks will provide food for sale to General Admission guests.
VIP Admission begins at 5:30 pm and ticket holders will have first access to brews from over 100 different breweries and receive food tickets (good all night) to redeem at some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks that will be participating this year.
(5:30pm admission for VIP ticket holders)
Where: Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago IL 60624
Cost: $60 for General Admission tickets; $80 for VIP tickets
Tickets go on sale to GPCA Members Monday, March 20! All current members have received presale codes sent to them via email.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 24!
Are you a GPCA Member and can’t find your presale code? Please contact Marie Stringer, Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not a Member but want to purchase your tickets before the public sale? Become a GPCA Member today!