Garfield Park Conservatory is a fantastic place to bring family members of all ages. Something’s always growing, and there’s always something new to discover! To make your “growing” experience here even more enjoyable, we offer a number of special educational opportunities FREE for kids and families!
Check our calendar for the next upcoming family event!
2019-2020 Nature Education Workshop Series
Join us this winter and spring to dive deeper into the type of play-based nature education that we love here at the Conservatory! We are hosting four different workshops for families on nature education topics in December, April, May, and June. These workshops are designed specifically to be fun for both kids and grownups at the same time. Every workshop will be a full hour and your family will make specific take home projects together. You’ll also receive a book of information on the workshop topic. Click here to learn more:
- Winter Wonderland: Nature Play Workshop, 12/30/19 from 10-11am
- Tinkerlabs at Home: Workshop for Families, 4/1/20 from 6-7pm
- Gardening with Kids: Workshop for Families, 5/17/20 from 2-3pm
- Nature Journaling: Workshop for Families, 6/24/20 from 6-7pm
2019 Monthly Themes
Each month we dig into a different theme for Morning Glories and Fiddleheads, and use the plant collection as a platform for our exploration. From texture to color, shading and symmetry, our plants exemplify it all! See below for a full list of our monthly themes.
- January: Smell
- February: Flowers
- March: Sound
- April: Conservation
- May: Gardening
- June: Insects
- July: Herbs
- August: Taste
- September: Native Trees
- October: Leaves
- November: Light
- December: Winter Traditions
Planning a visit when we don’t have programming? No problem! We have a variety of resources to make your self-guided visit just as fun, including scavenger hunts, digital tours, activities and more!
Questions? Contact our Nature Education Coordinator at email@example.com!