For Families

Weekend Family Classes: Winter Explorers

Plants and animals can survive outside, even in the cold winter. Explore how evergreens thrive in the cold, search for animal tracks and make a snow catcher to use at home.

New!
Saturday, January 31, 2015
9:30 - 11 a.m. or 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Plants and animals can survive outside, even in the cold winter. Explore how evergreens thrive in the cold, search for animal tracks and make a snow catcher to use at home. Dress for the weather, we will be spending time outside!

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 09:30
2015 - 13:00
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Weekend Family Class: Joyful Gingerbread

Explore all the different plants and plant parts needed to make gingerbread. Take home a future ginger plant, decorate cookies, and mix up a batch of gingerbread.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 or Saturday, December 20, 2014
9:30 – 11 a.m. or 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Explore all the different plants and plant parts needed to make gingerbread.  Take home a future ginger plant, decorate cookies, and mix up a batch of gingerbread to bake at home.

Repeats every 13 days until Sat Dec 20 2014 .
Sun, 12/07/2014 - 09:30
Sat, 12/20/2014 - 09:30
2014 - 13:00
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Weekend Family Class: Hot Chocolate

Examine the cacao tree, learn how bitter beans make delicious desserts, mix up an ancient Aztec chocolate, and take home chocolate mint and chocolate pepper plants.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 or Sunday, January 18, 2015
9:30 – 11 a.m. or 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Uncover the story of chilies and chocolates—products that come from South American plants! Examine parts of the cacao tree, learn how bitter beans make delicious desserts, and mix up several different kinds of historic chocolate drinks, even an ancient Aztec version. Take home a chocolate mint and a chocolate pepper plant to concoct your own creations.

Repeats every 8 days until Sun Jan 18 2015 .
Sat, 01/10/2015 - 09:30 to 11:00
Sun, 01/18/2015 - 09:30 to 11:00
2015 - 13:00
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Weekend Family Class: Homemade Ice Cream

Get an up-close look at one of the world’s tiniest seeds from the vanilla orchid, make a batch of ice cream, and pot up a plant that can flavor ice cream.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 or Sunday, March 1, 2015
9:30 – 11 a.m. or 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Get an up close look at one of the world’s tiniest seeds from the vanilla orchid, make a batch of ice cream, and pot up a plant that can flavor ice cream. Limit of two children per adult.

Repeats every 8 days until Sun Mar 01 2015 .
Sat, 02/21/2015 - 09:30 to 11:00
Sun, 03/01/2015 - 09:30 to 11:00
2015 - 13:00
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Weekend Family Class: Gumballs & Superballs

Find out how people use parts of rainforest trees to make chewing gum and rubber. Create your own bouncing ball and flavorful gum to take home.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 or Sunday, April 12, 2015
9:30 - 11 a.m. or 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Find out how people use parts of rainforest trees to make chewing gum and rubber. Create your own bouncing ball and flavorful gum to take home.

Repeats every 22 days until Sun Apr 12 2015 .
Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:30 to 11:00
Sun, 04/12/2015 - 09:30 to 11:00
2015 - 13:00
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Fall Bulb Festival

Enjoy family activities and shop from more than 200 varieties of daffodils, tulips, alliums, and other specialty bulbs.

Welcome fall, think spring!
Year after year, one of the most popular family days at the Garden!

Friday, October 10, 2014
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Preview bulb shopping for members only

Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12, 2014
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PHOTO: Hay maze

 

Repeats every day until Sun Oct 12 2014 .
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00

Father's Day Canoe Adventure

Take Dad for a rare opportunity to canoe the lakes of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

PHOTO: Young girl lying on the grass, lifting her paddle in the air.

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9 a.m.
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. SOLD OUT
Sunday, June 15, 2014, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1  p.m. SOLD OUT

To register for Saturday, June 14 at 9 a.m., please call (847) 835-6801

Repeats every day until Sun Jun 15 2014 .
Sat, 06/14/2014 - 09:00 to 10:00
Sun, 06/15/2014 - 09:00 to 10:00
2014 - 11:00
2014 - 13:00

Kleinman Family Cove Family Drop-In Activities

Join us for fun and hands-on aquatic and conservation-themed activities.

Wednesday, June 4, noon - 4 p.m.
Kleinman Family Cove

Enjoy fun, hands-on activities for families and children. Explore the plants and animals in aquatic habitats. Use scientific tools to look at tiny critters living under water, find out what makes water plants different from land plants, and more.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:00 to 16:00
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Dancin' Sprouts

Karen K and the Jitterbugs

Wednesday, August 6
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Karen K & the Jitterbugs is a Parents’ Choice Award-winning group that plays rock and pop music the whole family loves! Join Karen K in her Bug Out, the imaginary fort in her backyard, and her friends the Jitterbugs: Bumble (guitar), Stink Bug (drums), Hop (bass), and sidekick and best friend, Lightning Bug (everything else).

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:30 to 19:30

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