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Family Drop-in Program

Aquatic-themed Family Drop-In Activities in the Native Plant Garden

Join us for fun and hands-on aquatic and conservation-themed activities.

May 30 – August 30, 2015
Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Native Plant Garden

Enjoy fun, hands-on activities for families and children. Explore the plants and animals in aquatic habitats and learn about what kinds of animals depend on ponds and lakes. Splash in the water table, use scientific tools to examine macroinvertebrates or find out how a tadpole turns into a frog. Activities will vary from week to week.

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Wednesday and every Saturday until Sun Aug 30 2015 .
Sat, 05/30/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 05/31/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/03/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/07/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/20/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/12/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/19/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/25/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/26/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/08/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/15/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/16/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/22/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00

Malott Japanese Garden Children’s Festival

Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to koto harp and shakuhachi flute music, enjoy traditional folk tales, and watch a tea ceremony.

Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, 2015
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to koto harp and shakuhachi flute music, enjoy traditional folk tales, and watch a tea ceremony. Kids of all ages can make projects to celebrate the traditional Girls' Day and Boys' Day—design a kimono-clad paper doll, create a miniature carp kite, construct an origami samurai helmet, and more at family-friendly, hands-on stations.

Repeats every day until Sun May 17 2015 .
Sat, 05/16/2015 - 10:00 to 14:00
Sun, 05/17/2015 - 10:00 to 14:00

Malott Japanese Garden Spring Weekend

Celebrate spring by writing a seasonal haiku and making a cherry blossom hanging scroll, or try other hands-on activities.

Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22, 2015
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate spring by writing a seasonal haiku, making a cherry blossom hanging scroll, or watching a suminagashi demonstration. Enjoy traditional storytelling and a koto harp performance, and take a walk in the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden.

Schedule

12 – 2 p.m. Pam Martinez: Interactive Suminagashi Demonstration
1 p.m. Anne Shimojima: Traditonal Storytelling 
2 p.m. Chicago Koto Group: Koto Harp

Repeats every day until Sun Mar 22 2015 .
Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 03/22/2015 - 11:00 to 16:00

ScreenBreak Family Drop-in Program

Stop by for hands-on, nature-themed fun! Geared toward 2- to 5-year-olds with a caregiver.

Wednesday & Friday, March 4 & 6, 2015
9 – 11 a.m.

Stop by for hands-on, nature-themed fun. Activities are geared toward children ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No registration is required. Parking is free from March 1 to 7, 2015, for those families with a ScreenBreak button, wristband, or card. This program is offered in collaboration with the Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood’s ScreenBreak. For information about ScreenBreak activities at other locations, visit theallianceforec.org.

Repeats every 2 days until Fri Mar 06 2015 .
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 09:00 to 11:00
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 09:00 to 11:00

Tu B’Shevat

A variety of fun, educational drop-in activities will focus on the joy trees bring to the world.

Sunday, January 26
1 – 4 p.m

In celebration of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish Festival of Trees, special free family activities will be offered in partnership with the National Council of Jewish Women, Chicago North Shore Section. A variety of fun, educational drop-in activities will focus on the joy trees bring to the world. Families can explore trees in the Greenhouses; plant a seedling to take home; enjoy a reading corner filled with books about trees and Tu B’Shevat; and more. Activities will be held in the Regenstein Center.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 13:00 to 16:00

Sukkot Family Activities

Celebrate the Jewish harvest holiday Sukkot with arts and crafts activities to decorate the sukkah.

Sunday, October 12, 2014
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the Jewish harvest holiday Sukkot! Families are invited to help decorate the branch-covered sukkah, which will be on display from October 9 through 15 at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden. These activities are provided by the National Council of Jewish Women, Chicago North Shore Section. 

Click here for more information on the Sukkah display.

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00

Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival

Kids of all ages can celebrate summer by making a paper fan, kite, and more!

Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16, 2015
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn about the summer festivals (matsuri) celebrated in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to taiko drum and koto harp music, enjoy traditional folktales, and watch a tea ceremony. Kids of all ages can make projects to celebrate summer — make fish prints (gyotaku), create a paper fan (uchiwa), design a kite, and more at family-friendly, hands-on stations.

Repeats every day until Sun Aug 16 2015 .
Sat, 08/15/2015 - 10:00 to 14:00
Sun, 08/16/2015 - 10:00 to 14:00

Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays

Drop by the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden for hands-on activities related to Japanese arts and culture.

June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, September 6 & 20, 2015
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Drop by the Malott Japanese Garden for hands-on activities related to Japanese arts and culture. Practice using chopsticks, rake miniature dry gardens, make Japanese kites, and more. The free activities vary each time and are subject to change.

Tentative schedule, subject to change:

Repeats every month on June, July, August, September on the first Sunday and on the third Sunday until Sun Sep 20 2015 except Sun Aug 16 2015.
Sun, 06/07/2015 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/21/2015 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/05/2015 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/19/2015 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 09/06/2015 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 09/20/2015 - 11:00 to 16:00

Family Drop-In Activities

Join us at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden for fun, hands-on activities for families and children.

May 30 – August 30, 2015
Daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden Arbor

September 5 - 27, 2015
Weekends, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Discover where food comes from and how plants grow. Pollinate flowers, dissect seeds, see roots growing, compost with worms, create a rainbow for healthy eating, and more. Activities vary from week to week. Weather permitting.

Repeats every day until Sun Aug 30 2015 .
Sat, 05/30/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 05/31/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/02/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/03/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/07/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/15/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/20/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/12/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/19/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/25/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/26/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 08/03/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/08/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/15/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/16/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/22/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00

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