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.
March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
FLEUROTICA, the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance’s innovative floral fashion show, will be presented at the Evening in Bloom gala, on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Navy Pier. The annual Evening in Bloom is the preview party for “Chicago’s Blooming!” – the 2017 Chicago Flower & Garden Show.
Fleurotica spotlights the unique talents of Chicago’s leading floral designers, fashion designers and landscape artists as they create breath-taking garments made entirely from plants, flowers and natural materials. All proceeds from Fleurotica benefiting the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance will support science and plant education programs for children, families and adults at the Garfield Park Conservatory, where we inspire, educate and provoke exploration through innovative programs and experiences in one of the nation’s largest, finest historic conservatories.
Event tickets include cocktails & hors d’ oeuvres, FLEUROTICA Runway Show and an exclusive first look at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show.
Evening in Bloom will benefit the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, Pilot Light and the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.