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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).

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 Select Thursday, Friday, or Saturday mornings.

Repeats every day until Sat Jan 11 2014 .
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 09:30 to 10:30
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 09:30 to 10:30
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 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 17, and Sunday, May 18, 2014
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 18 2014 .
Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:00 to 14:00
Sun, 05/18/2014 - 10:00 to 14:00

Malott Japanese Garden Spring Weekend

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

Saturday, March 22 & Sunday, March 23, 2014
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate spring by writing a seasonal haiku and making a cherry blossom hanging scroll, plus try other hands-on activities like a suminagashi demonstration. Enjoy a tea ceremony demonstration, traditional storytelling and a koto harp performance, and take a walk in the Japanese Garden.

  • 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 23 2014 .
Sat, 03/22/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00

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

Camp CBG Begins

Camp CBG provides exciting and enriching learning experiences for your child, with programs for children ages 2 to 15.

June 17 – August 16

More information and to register

Camp CBG provides exciting and enriching learning experiences for your child, with programs for children ages 2 to 15. The Chicago Botanic Garden offers weeklong camps each summer with morning, afternoon, and all-day options (including before- after-camp care) from June 17 through August 16. All camps include nature exploration, inquiry-based activities, games, hands-on projects, and planting.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:30
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Spring Break Camp

Children in grades K-5 engage in exciting indoor and outdoor activities while exploring the Garden as it begins to bloom.

Spring Break Camp is Full

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

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:30 to 15:00
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Winter Break Camp

Children engage in exciting indoor and outdoor activities while exploring the Garden as it takes a long winter's nap!

Repeats every week every Monday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Jan 03 2014 .
Mon, 12/23/2013 - 09:30 to 15:00
Thu, 12/26/2013 - 09:30 to 15:00
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 09:30 to 15:00
Mon, 12/30/2013 - 09:30 to 15:00
Thu, 01/02/2014 - 09:30 to 15:00
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:30 to 15:00
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