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Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays

Drop by the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden for hands-on activities related to Japanese arts and culture.

June 1 & 15, July 6 & 20, August 3, September 7 & 21, 2014
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Drop by the Malott Japanese Garden for hands-on activities related to Japanese arts and culture. Practice using chopsticks, rake miniature dry gardens, make Japanese kites, and more. The free activities vary each time and are subject to change. 

Repeats every month on June, July, August, September on the first Sunday and on the third Sunday until Sun Sep 21 2014 except Sun Aug 17 2014.
Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/15/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:00 to 16:00

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

Join us for harvest themed activities every weekend in September at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden.

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

Make pumpkin prints to take home, play in the apple picking sensory bin, sniff and guess a variety of fall fragrances, and more!

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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