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Families

Weekly Free Programs

Bring your children to our free weekly dancing toddlersprograms 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 kids dancing with momtoddler! 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 dinosaurorigami 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.

Adults

Adult Groups

Take your adult group to the Conservatory for a warm E_GRO15_adults pointing desertreprieve 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 Advance Bee Classtopics 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 toursOutside Yoga 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.

Exhibits

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Reflect on this light-art installation by Luftwerk as you florescence installationwalk through the Conservatory. Click here for more information.

History Through Photographs

Go back through time with our exhibit of historical EX_FERN1908_historical staff posephotographs 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

Youth Groups

This is the perfect spot for a field trip! Bring your students, fieldtripgirl scout troupe, or camp to explore our indoor and outdoor collections! Click here for more information.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your special day at the Conservatory! We have rooms for rent that are perfect for your extended family and friends. For more information click here!

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Holiday Flower Show: Sky Forest

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Holiday Flower Show: Sky Forest

Morning Glories

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Holiday Flower Show: Sky Forest

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Holiday Flower Show: Sky Forest

Wild Wednesdays

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Holiday Flower Show: Sky Forest

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Holiday Flower Show: Sky Forest

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Holiday Flower Show: Sky Forest

Juicebox Concerts

U of I Plant Clinic

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Holiday Flower Show: Sky Forest

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Morning Glories

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Wild Wednesdays

2nd Wednesday Lecture: Honey, Bees, and Beekeeping in the Ancient World

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Free Yoga

Free Mini Tour

U of I Plant Clinic

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Morning Glories

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Wild Wednesdays

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Juicebox Concerts

Chinese New Year Celebration

U of I Plant Clinic

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Free Mini Tour

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Morning Glories

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Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

Wild Wednesdays

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Free Yoga

Beginning Beekeeping Class

Member Tour: Behind-the-Scenes

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Morning Glories

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Wild Wednesdays

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Juicebox Concerts

U of I Plant Clinic

Fiddleheads

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