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Dancin' Sprouts

Karen K and the Jitterbugs

Wednesday, August 6
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Karen K & the Jitterbugs is a Parents’ Choice Award-winning group that plays rock and pop music the whole family loves! Join Karen K in her Bug Out, the imaginary fort in her backyard, and her friends the Jitterbugs: Bumble (guitar), Stink Bug (drums), Hop (bass), and sidekick and best friend, Lightning Bug (everything else).

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:30 to 19:30

Dancin' Sprouts

The Swingset

Wednesday, July 23
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Sean and Karen are a husband and wife musical group who have released a CD of original music, Moodswings. The duo blends vocal harmonies reminiscent of the Beatles and the Everly Brothers, delivered in an original, heartfelt style. Last summer, they placed second out of more than 200 contestants in a suburban Chicago talent competition.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:30 to 19:30

Dancin' Sprouts

Wendy Morgan & DB

Wednesday, June 18
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The original songs of Wendy & DB help children discover the world around them through music. Their songs teach musical basics like melody and rhythm; kids are encouraged to join in and shout out answers to questions in the songs. Wendy & DB also introduce kids to instruments including maracas and bells.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 17:30 to 19:30

Nature Nights: Harvest Hike

Bring a picnic dinner and spend an evening in the Garden! Experience the Grunsfeld Children’s Growing Garden in the fall and see what happens in a garden at the end of the growing season.

Saturdays, September 6 or 20, 2014
5 – 7:30 p.m.

Experience the Grunsfeld Children’s Growing Garden in the fall and see what happens in a garden at the end of the growing season. You and your child will explore the garden to find unique plants used for food, discuss composting plant material and fall clean-up, and even plant and harvest some veggies to take home.

*Don't forget to bring a picnic dinner! Dessert is provided.

Repeats every 2 weeks every Saturday until Sat Sep 20 2014 .
Sat, 09/06/2014 - 17:00 to 19:30
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 17:00 to 19:30
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Nature Nights: Leaping Lepidoptera!

Bring a picnic dinner and spend an evening in the Garden! Learn how to tell a moth from a butterfly, visit the Hidden Beauty of Moths exhibition, and look for moths and butterflies at the Garden.

Saturdays, August 2 or 16, 2014
5 – 7:30 p.m.

Butterflies and moths may look very similar, but there are several differences. Learn how to tell a moth from a butterfly, visit the Hidden Beauty of Moths exhibition, and look for moths and butterflies at the Garden. Then create a Lepidoptera haven to invite butterflies and moths to your yard.

*Don't forget to bring a picnic dinner! Dessert is provided.

Repeats every 2 weeks every Saturday until Sat Aug 16 2014 .
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 17:00 to 19:30
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:00 to 19:30
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Nature Nights: Seed Safari

Bring a picnic dinner and spend an evening in the Garden! Experience what it is like to be a plant hunter during this expedition around the Garden.

Saturdays, July 5 or 19, 2014
5 – 7:30 p.m.

From packing for your trip to identifying the mystery plant, you and your family will experience what it is like to be a plant hunter during this expedition around the Garden. At the end of the night, pot up the mystery plant for your botanical collection at home and share stories of your adventures while eating s’mores around the camp fire.

*Don't forget to bring a picnic dinner! Dessert is provided.


Repeats every 2 weeks every Saturday until Sat Jul 19 2014 .
Sat, 07/05/2014 - 17:00 to 19:30
Sat, 07/19/2014 - 17:00 to 19:30
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School Day Off Camp

Children in grades K-5 will participate in high-quality learning activities with experienced teachers who use inquiry-based, hands-on activities.

Martin Luther King, jr. Day Off
January 20, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

It is a day “on” at the Garden! Programming connects the Garden to a range of themes including art, nature, and conservation. 


Mon, 01/20/2014 - 09:30 to 15:00
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Hot Chocolate with Mrs. Claus

This event is sold out.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Monday, December 23, 2013

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Advance: member/nonmember: $15/$17
Day-of: member/nonmember: $18/$20
Children 2 and under are free
Standard parking fees apply

Ticket price includes hot chocolate and cookies, a visit with Mrs. Claus, and access to the Wonderland Express exhibition.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:00 to 12:00
2013 - 13:00

HallowFest

A Garden of Good…and Evil
Celebrate Halloween, if you dare, at the Garden!

A Garden of Good...and Evil

October 26 & 27, 2013
Sunday: 4 – 7 p.m. is SOLD OUT

Regenstein Center and McGinley Pavilion

Sat, 10/26/2013 - 18:00 to 21:00

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