For Families

Nature Nights: Harnessing the Flame

Bring a picnic dinner and spend an evening here! Learn a traditional way to start a fire, make a fire starter to take home, and pot up a prairie plant.

Saturdays, July 18 or August 1, 2015
5 – 7:30 p.m.

New Program! Learn about the importance of fire to Native American culture and everyday life. Find out how we use it here in our woods and prairie. See a traditional way to start a fire, make a fire starter to take home, and pot up a prairie plant.

Repeats every 2 weeks every Saturday until Sat Aug 01 2015 .
Sat, 07/18/2015 - 17:00 to 19:30
Sat, 08/01/2015 - 17:00 to 19:30
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Family Drop-In Activities

Join us at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden for fun, hands-on activities for families and children.

May 30 – August 30, 2015
Daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden Arbor

September 5 - 27, 2015
Weekends, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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 day until Sun Aug 30 2015 .
Sat, 05/30/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 05/31/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/02/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/03/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/07/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/15/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/20/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/12/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/19/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 07/25/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 07/26/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 08/03/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/05/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/08/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/15/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/16/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/22/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:00 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 12 – May 18, 2015
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 Chicago Botanic 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 18 2015 except Mon Apr 20 2015.
Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 04/06/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:00 to 11:00

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