For Families

Nature Nights: Ready, Set, Garden!

Bring a picnic dinner and spend an evening at the Chicago Botanic Garden! Learn some gardening basics as you plan, plant, mulch, and water in the Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden.

Saturdays, June 7 or 21, 2014
5 – 7:30 p.m.

Discover what plants need to grow and learn some gardening basics as you plan, plant, mulch, and water in the Grunsfeld Children’s Growing Garden. Then, pot up a plant to grow in your own garden at home.

Repeats every 2 weeks every Saturday until Sat Jun 21 2014 .
Sat, 06/07/2014 - 17:00 to 19:30
Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:00 to 19:30
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Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden Family Drop-In Activities

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

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Aug 31 2014 .
Sat, 05/31/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/07/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/08/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/14/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/15/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/21/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/28/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/05/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/12/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/13/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/09/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/10/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00

Family Drop-In Activities

Get close to nature and discover where food comes from with fun, free activities at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden.

Saturdays & Sundays, September 6 – September 28, 2014
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Pollinate flowers, dissect seeds, see roots growing, compost with worms, create a rainbow for healthy eating, and more. Activities vary from week to week and are subject to change.

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Sep 28 2014 .
Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00

Story Time

Stop by for nature-themed stories and activities Monday mornings in the Lenhardt Library!

Story Time in the Lenhardt Library
Mondays, January 13 – May 19, 2014
No Story Time on April 14, 2014
10 – 11 a.m.

Stop by for nature-themed stories and activities Monday mornings in the Lenhardt Library! Afterward, pick up a bingo activity card at the Information Desk and take a walk through the Garden and in the Greenhouses. Stories and activities are geared for children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by a caregiver.

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon May 19 2014 except Mon Apr 14 2014.
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 01/20/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 02/17/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 03/10/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:00 to 11:00

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