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Duke Otherwise

Wednesday, August 26
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

With his outrageously clever tunes, Duke Otherwise is a children's musician unlike any you've heard before. The Duke won't sing about wheels on a bus unless they're flat, square, or coming off. He will instead sing about love-struck third-graders, a multicultural bowling team, or a forlorn king of the jungle.

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:30 to 19:30

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

Scout Seasonal Workshop: Winter Wonders

Scouts can discover the magic of nature in winter through hands-on activities that combine art and science.

Saturday, December 14, 2013
12:45 – 3 p.m. 
$14 per child
The Learning Center

Scouts can discover the magic of nature in winter through hands-on activities that combine art and science. Take a winter wildlife hike through the Garden. Make a fragrant evergreen swag, a snowflake journal, and a beeswax candle.

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 12:45 to 15:00
Interest: 

Little Diggers

Programs give 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds the opportunity to explore nature with caregivers.

We’ll learn about fruits and vegetables, discover animals, experience the changing seasons, and more! Each class begins with an interactive group period, followed by time for children to try a variety of hands-on activities. All classes include a plant potting activity and a walk outdoors or in the Greenhouses (weather permitting).

Become a Garden Plus member today and enjoy a special discount.

Select Thursday, Friday, or Saturday mornings.

Repeats every day until Sat Sep 12 2015 .
Thu, 09/10/2015 - 09:30 to 10:30
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 09:30 to 10:30
Sat, 09/12/2015 - 09:30 to 10:30
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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.

10:30 a.m.: students of Dr. Nakashima: tea ceremony
11:30 a.m.: Michael Gould: shakuhachi flute
12:30 p.m.: Anne Shimojima: traditonal storytelling 
1:30 p.m.: Chicago Koto Group: koto harp

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

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