For Families

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
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Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden Family Drop-In Activities

Get close to nature, and discover where food comes from and how plants grow.

May 31 – August 31, 2014
Monday – Friday
Noon – 4 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Get close to nature, and discover where food comes from and how plants grow at the Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden. Pollinate flowers, dissect seeds, see roots growing, compost with worms, create a rainbow for healthy eating, and more; weather permitting. Activities vary from week to week. 

Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Aug 29 2014 .
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
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Dancin' Sprouts

Zak Morgan

Wednesday, August 21
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

With a background in children’s literature and a Grammy nomination for his children's music, Zak Morgan brings all of his life experiences and a simple delight in words and music to his live performances. His songs share an exuberant celebration of wordplay and humorous storytelling. He aims to inspire his listeners to enjoy learning for its own sake while providing nonstop entertainment with catchy music and lyrics that make all ages hoot with delight.

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 17:30 to 19:30

Dancin' Sprouts

Little Miss Ann

Wednesday, August 27
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This interactive kids' concert will feature the upbeat folk rock music of Little Miss Ann, a mother and Old Town School of Folk Music instructor. The readers of Time Out Chicago voted her one of Chicago's Most Influential Kids’ Musicians. Little Miss Ann and her band deliver a performance packed with rich vocals, unique instrumentation, and positive messages.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:30 to 19:30

Dancin' Sprouts

Laura Doherty - canceled due to severe weather

Canceled due to severe weather
Wednesday, June 12

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Laura Doherty will acoustically rock your kid's world with her breezy folk-pop tunes for the whole family, using Chicago as her inspiration. Her treasured “Chicago Hot Dog” song and “El Train” song have become highly requested kid classics at her shows!

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 17:30 to 19:30

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 13 2014 .
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:30 to 10:30
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:30 to 10:30
Sat, 09/13/2014 - 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

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