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Garfield Park Conservatory

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

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December 2019

Fiddleheads

December 15 @ 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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Chicago West Community Music Center Holiday Concert

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Chicago West Community Music Center Group Photo

CWCMC Orchestra, staff, students and special guests will perform favorite songs of the season!

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Morning Glories

December 16 @ 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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Exploring Watercolors Through Botanical Forms: Senior Series

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 9, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on January 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 13, 2020 at 10:00 am

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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A watercolor painting of an agave plant above and below ground.

An eight-week series exploring watercolors through the Conservatory's plant collection, for participants ages 55+.

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Wild Wednesdays

December 18 @ 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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Composting Demo

December 21 @ 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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JuiceBox Concerts

December 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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One event on September 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on October 6, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on November 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on December 8, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on December 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on December 8, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on December 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on January 5, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

One event on April 6, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on April 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on May 4, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on May 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on October 5, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

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

One event on February 8, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on February 22, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on March 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on March 21, 2020 at 11:00 am

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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Free Mini Tour

December 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Go on a shortened tour with one of our knowledgeable guides! RSVP to save your spot.

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Ask A Master Gardener

December 21 @ 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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Yoga

December 28 @ 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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Free Mini Tour

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Go on a shortened tour with one of our knowledgeable guides! RSVP to save your spot.

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Winter Wonderland: Nature Play Workshop for Families

December 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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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 even more. But how can children play outside during a cold Chicago winter? At the Garfield Park Conservatory, we are experts on nature play and run activities for kids of all ages four times a week. We want to teach parents and…

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January 2020

Free Mini Tour

January 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Go on a shortened tour with one of our knowledgeable guides! RSVP to save your spot.

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2nd Wednesday Lecture: Growing Cities Film + Panel

January 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Drawing of two hands cupping a seedling and soil

We'll watch the Growing Cities documentary and host a panel discussion of local experts to talk about growing in Chicago and land use.

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A Genius of the Spot

January 11, 2020 - February 9, 2020
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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A Genius of the Spot features figurative sculptures made by Ava Carney during her residency at the Athletic Field Park Ceramic Studio. This year long program was the first of its kind offered by the Chicago Park District. The new A-I-R initiative currently hosts residents at the Athletic Field Park and Tuley Park. Artist's Statement: "When I visited the Garfield Park Conservatory, I was struck by a quote from Lorado Taft displayed at the entrance to the fern room. It…

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Beginning Beekeeping Class

January 11, 2020 @ 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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Origami Open House

January 11, 2020 @ 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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Free Mini Tour

January 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Go on a shortened tour with one of our knowledgeable guides! RSVP to save your spot.

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Free Mini Tour

January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Go on a shortened tour with one of our knowledgeable guides! RSVP to save your spot.

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Beginning Beekeeping Class

January 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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February 2020

Free Mini Tour

February 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Go on a shortened tour with one of our knowledgeable guides! RSVP to save your spot.

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Sweet Saturday

February 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Sugar from the Sun

Discover new tropical treats and taste your way through the fruits and vines of the Garfield Park Conservatory.

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Tree ID Walk – Winter

February 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 US
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Tree ID Winter

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

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Beginning Beekeeping Class

February 29, 2020 @ 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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March 2020

Beginning Beekeeping Class

March 8, 2020 @ 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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Chicago Bonsai Club

March 18, 2020 @ 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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April 2020

Tinkerlabs at Home: Workshop for Families

April 1, 2020 @ 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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May 2020

Tree ID Walk – Spring

May 8, 2020 @ 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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Gardening with Kids: Workshop for Families

May 17, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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July 2020

Tree ID Walk – Summer

July 17, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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