Events & Programs

The Garfield Park Conservatory is committed to providing innovative and educational events and programs throughout the year. We have free activities, cultural performances, hands-on classes, unique fundraisers, educational demonstrations, and more! Peruse by content area by clicking on one of the thumbnails below, or go straight to our calendar to see what’s happening on a specific date and time.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our urban oasis!

Our Programs & Events

Calendar Highlights

2017 Calendar Photo Contest

Calling all Garfield Park Conservatory super fans!  Do you love Garfield Park Conservatory?  Do you love photography?  Submit an entry and your photo could be featured in our inaugural print calendar for 2018!

Beneficial Fungi in the Garden: Part 2

Understand how fungi helps your garden’s soil health. Tickets for the general public go on sale 8/31 at 5pm.


Morning Glories

Enjoy learning together with your little one during this weekly drop-in session.

Bee Demo

Join us throughout the summer as our volunteers and Head Beekeeper demonstrate techniques with active beehives and explain their work.

volunteer in fern room

Volunteer Open House

Learn about our volunteer programs from the staff and volunteers who are a part of them! This informational session is not mandatory but a great way to learn all about how you can volunteer at GPC.

Composting Demo

Stop by Garfield Park Conservatory to have all of your composting questions answered by our knowledgeable compost volunteers.

Native Pollinator Lecture

2nd Wednesday Lecture: The birds and the bees: How you can help pollinators

Learn about the role and importance of pollinators and how you can take action to promote biodiversity throughout Chicago!

girls petting chinchilla

Creatures of the Night

Join us for some family fun at our annual Halloween event, Creature of the Night! We’ll have live animals, music and much more!

Member Tour: Tropical Treats

Taste your way through our collection of fruiting plants and trees! This guided tour for Members will showcase up to 15 plants in our collection that we typically see on our plates.