For Families

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 21 & Sunday, March 22, 2015
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 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 towards children ages 2 – 5 with a caregiver. No registration required. Parking is free from March 1 - 7, 2015 for those families with a ScreenBreak button, wristband, or card. Offered in collaboration with the Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood’s ScreenBreak. For information about ScreenBreak activities at other locations, visit http://www.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

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 engage in exciting indoor and outdoor activities while exploring the Garden as it begins to bloom.

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

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

Repeats every day until Fri Apr 03 2015 .
Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:30 to 15:00
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:30 to 15:00
Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:30 to 15:00
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:30 to 15:00
Fri, 04/03/2015 - 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!

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

Children can engage in exciting hands-on indoor and outdoor activities while discovering the Garden in winter. They'll investigate weather, explore seasonal adaptations of plants and animals, enjoy a visit to our Wonderland Express holiday exhibition, and dabble in art.

 

Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Friday until Fri Jan 02 2015 .
Mon, 12/22/2014 - 09:30 to 15:00
Tue, 12/23/2014 - 09:30 to 15:00
Fri, 12/26/2014 - 09:30 to 15:00
Mon, 12/29/2014 - 09:30 to 15:00
Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:30 to 15:00
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:30 to 15:00
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Wonderland Express Members' Night

Exclusive members-only visit to Wonderland Express, with cookies, hot chocolate, and carolers!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
5 to 7:30 p.m.

Buy tickets

Adults: $10
Children (3-12) and seniors over age 62: $8 
Children 2 and under are free

Members, don’t miss an exclusive visit to Wonderland Express, with cookies, hot chocolate, and carolers!

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:00 to 19:30

Hanukkah Concert

The Klezmer kickoff to the holiday season that’s fast becoming a family tradition: music by the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band.

Sunday, December 21, 2014
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Alsdorf Auditorium

Buy tickets

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

Ticket price includes concert and a visit to Wonderland Express. Rabbi Joe Black and the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band will perform two one-hour concerts in Alsdorf Auditorium.

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:00 to 12:00
2014 - 13:00

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