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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s birthday with a nature-themed party at the Garden. Choose from a variety of themes. All parties include educational hands-on activities led by Garden staff. Every child takes home a plant plus additional items they’ve created!

Garden Plus Membership is required.

Party Themes

Bug Suckers (ages 5 & up)
Learn about insects and build a tool to study them up close!

Herb Tea (ages 5 & up)
Mix up a tasty blend to try at the party and some to take home and enjoy.

Pinecone Bird Feeders (ages 4 & up)
Discover what birds eat and construct bird feeders made from plants.

Plant Soaps (ages 6 & up)
Explore how to use plants to get clean and create soap using natural botanicals.

Super Balls (ages 6 & up)
Using the sap from a tropical tree, make a super ball that really bounces!

Model Railroad Garden (ages 4 & up)
Tour our outdoor train exhibition—see model trains and miniature American landmarks made from plants! (available second weekend of May through fourth weekend of October)

Wonderland Express Exhibition (ages 4 & up)
Visit our indoor holiday exhibition of model trains and Chicago landmarks. (available last weekend of November through first weekend of January)

PHOTO: goody bagGoody bags
Garden-themed goody bags are available for birthday party guests via our Garden Shop. For more information about goody bags, please contact our Garden Shop at (847) 835-6920.



Join the fun for kids in Chicago's north shore suburbs, and take advantage of the attractions of the Chicago Botanic Garden.