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Weekend Family Class: Play with Plants

Design toys from all different kinds of plant parts! Explore seeds and use them to make an ancient board game, and examine leaves from corn and turn them into people or animals.

Sunday, November 16, 2014
9:30 - 11 a.m. or 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Design toys from all different kinds of plant parts! Explore seeds and use them to make an ancient board game, and examine leaves from corn and turn them into people or animals.

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 09:30 to 11:00
2014 - 13:00
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Dancin' Sprouts

The Dreamtree Shakers

Wednesday, July 29
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Dreamtree Shakers are a Chicago-based band of musicians and educators making music for kids and families. The live show can feature up to eight people when in full force and includes creative movement and visuals. You can expect joyful harmony and lyrics that don't condescend. Our goal is to make music that parents and kids can enjoy together.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:30 to 19:30

Family Drop-In Activities in the Native Plant Garden

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

June 4 – August 28, 2016
Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Native Plant Garden

Enjoy fun, hands-on activities for families and children. Explore the plants and animals in aquatic habitats and learn what kinds of animals depend on ponds and lakes. Splash in the water table, use scientific tools to examine macroinvertebrates, or find out how a tadpole turns into a frog. Activities will vary from week to week.

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Wednesday and every Saturday until Sun Aug 28 2016 .
Sat, 06/04/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/05/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/11/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/12/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/15/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/18/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/19/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/25/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/26/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/02/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/03/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/10/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/16/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/17/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/23/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/24/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/30/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/31/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/06/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/07/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/10/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/13/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/14/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/20/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/21/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/28/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00

Scout Seasonal Workshop: Winter Wonders

Scouts can discover the magic of nature in winter through hands-on activities that combine art and science.

Saturday, December 14, 2013
12:45 – 3 p.m. 
$14 per child
The Learning Center

Scouts can discover the magic of nature in winter through hands-on activities that combine art and science. Take a winter wildlife hike through the Garden. Make a fragrant evergreen swag, a snowflake journal, and a beeswax candle.

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 12:45 to 15:00
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