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Garfield Park Conservatory

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300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
https://garfieldconservatory.org/

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February 2020

Wild Wednesdays

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 9, 2021

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Come get a little wild with us on Wednesday nights!

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Music Under Glass: Bomba con Buya

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Bomba con Buya

We have a great line-up for all ages! This month, enjoy The Bomba con Buya performance!

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Beginning Beekeeping Class

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Bees on a frame

Spend the day with our Head Beekeeper, Marcin Matelski, to learn the basics of beekeeping!

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Composting Demo

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Every Saturday, except holiday weekends
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Stop by Garfield Park Conservatory to have all of your composting questions answered by our knowledgeable compost volunteers.

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Fiddleheads

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2021

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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kids' activity

Spend part of your weekend learning and playing at the Conservatory!

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Ask A Master Gardener

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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U of Illinois and Master Gardener logos

Every Saturday, the U of I's Ask a Master Gardener table is located in the GPC lobby to answer your questions about plants.

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March 2020

Morning Glories

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until January 5, 2021

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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ferns

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

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JazzCity 2020: Soul to Soul – A Celebration of Eddie Harris: Women of Chicago Jazz

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Join us for a free women in jazz concert at the Conservatory, presented by the Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Park District.

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Intro to Open Terrariums with Succulents

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Close-up of succulent terrarium plants and rocks

Join us for for an introductory, hands-on class on open terrariums for adults!

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JuiceBox Concerts

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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One event on January 5, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on January 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

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One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 2, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

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One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on April 18, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on May 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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dancing kids

JuiceBox concerts are great for kids to wiggle and dance to live performances! Typically 1st & 3rd Saturdays, check the calendar for dates.

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Beginning Beekeeping Class

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Bees on a frame

Spend the day with our Head Beekeeper, Marcin Matelski, to learn the basics of beekeeping!

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2nd Wednesday Lecture: Sebastián Hidalgo

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Sebastián Hidalgo, exploring social and humanitarian issues affecting communities of color through photography.

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Yoga

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2020

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 26, 2020

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Outside Yoga

Start your weekend with a relaxing session of yoga, surrounded by Conservatory landscapes. $5 suggested donation

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One Earth Film Festival Screening – Useless: A Documentary About Food & Fashion Waste

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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One Earth Film Festival returns to Garfield Park Conservatory with a full-length feature film with a panel discussion to follow.

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Origami Open House

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2020

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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origami dinosaur

Join us on 2nd Saturdays to try a new fold!

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Chicago Bonsai Club

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 21, 2020

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Chicago Bonsai Club

Come join us to learn about the ancient art of growing bonsai from the Chicago Bonsai Club, a chapter of the Midwest Bonsai Society.

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Bee Package Installation Class

March 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Beekeeper in veil looking at a frame of bees

Join us for our new hands-on class on how to install a package of bees with Head Beekeeper Marcin Matelski!

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Natural Pigments & Dyes

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 3, 2020

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Natural Pigments & Dyes: A Dynamic 6-Week Course

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Music Under Glass: Cherchez la Femme

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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We have a great line-up for all ages! This month, enjoy the Cherchez la Femme performance!

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Beginning Beekeeping Class

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Spend the day with our Head Beekeeper, Marcin Matelski, to learn the basics of beekeeping!

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April 2020

Tinkerlabs at Home: Workshop for Families

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Above view of table with dried plant parts and child's hands.

RSVP Playing outside in nature has many benefits to children of all ages: cognitive growth through open-ended exploration, physical opportunities of all kinds, social and emotional learning growth through problem solving and small group play, stress reduction, and more. STEM/STEAM is the combination of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. At first it may not seem like STEAM and nature play go hand in hand with their different goals, but at the Conservatory we've found that combining those concepts is…

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DIY Indoor Herb Garden Class

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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De-stress and bring more green into your life this Tax Day!

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Music Under Glass: Katha – Stories in Indian Dance

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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We have a great line-up for all ages! This month, enjoy the Katha: Stories in Indian Dance performance!

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May 2020

Tree ID Walk – Spring

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Tulips outside from entrance

Join this spring walk around the Conservatory grounds to learn about trees!

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Annual Seedling Sale

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Seedling Sale 2017

Stock up at our Annual Seedling Sale to get your garden started for the growing season!

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Beer Under Glass 2020

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Save the date for the return of Beer Under Glass on Friday, May 15, 2020!

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Gardening with Kids: Workshop for Families

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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RSVP It's spring, and here in Chicago we are all thinking about plants! Growing a garden with children, no matter what size the garden may be, is a rewarding activity with many benefits - not to mention the benefit of beautiful vegetables and flowers. Gardening helps develop positive social skills, teaches children about eating fruits and vegetables, and can even foster long term environmental stewardship. This sounds great, but how do you do it in real life? Let the expert…

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June 2020

Bee Demo

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2020

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Beekeeper showing visitors a demonstration hive

Learn about bees and beekeeping from our volunteers and head beekeeper!

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Nature Journaling: Workshop for Families

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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RSVP Being in nature has many benefits to children of all ages: cognitive growth through open-ended exploration, physical opportunities of all kinds, social and emotional learning growth through problem solving and small group play, stress reduction, and even more. Nature journals are a way for kids of all ages to connect more deeply to what they find through creative processing. Nature journals are open ended journals that allow children (and adults!) to record their observations in whatever way they'd like.…

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11th Annual Bee Forum: Bee Science

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Bees on a frame

11th Annual Bee Forum: Bee Science - From the lab to your beehive with Dr. Gene Robinson and Randy Oliver.

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July 2020

Tree ID Walk – Summer

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Sensory Garden in the Summer

Join this summer walk around the Conservatory to learn about trees!

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October 2020

Tree ID Walk – Fall

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Conservatory Entrance Autumn View

Join this fall walk around the Conservatory grounds and learn about trees!

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