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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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9:00 am

Free Yoga

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 24, 2017

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 24, 2017

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
Yoga in Horticulture Hall

Start your weekend with a relaxing session of yoga, surrounded by Conservatory landscapes. Beginners to advanced yogis are welcome to attend. Please bring your own mat; $5 suggested donation.

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10:00 am

Free Mini Tour

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2017

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 24, 2017

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central
Chicago, IL 60624 United States

Take a 45 minute stroll around the Conservatory grounds with a knowledgeable guide!

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Studies in Botanical Watercolor Painting

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
Studies in Botanical Watercolor Painting

In this class, we will spend time painting three different plant species over the course of three weeks: February 11, February 18 & February 25.

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Annual Plant Sale

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
succulents

Shop our Annual Plant Sale to stock up on plants grown by Conservatory volunteers!

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12:00 pm

U of I Plant Clinic

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central
Chicago, IL 60624 United States

Every Saturday, the University of Illinois Plant Clinic is located in the GPC lobby to answer your questions about plants.

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Fiddleheads

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2018

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
kids' activity

Spend part of your weekend learning and playing at the Conservatory with our trained Nature Education TEachers! Kids will discover the natural world as they explore our expansive gardens!

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