GLENCOE, IL (June 18, 2014)— The Summer Family Fun Pack offers savings of up to 40 percent on two popular seasonal attractions, Butterflies & Blooms and the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America. The $50 package includes parking and is valid through September 1, 2014. The offer can be purchased online at chicagobotanic.org/forfamilies/staycation.
“The Family Fun Pack is a great value designed to make our ticketed summer exhibitions more accessible to families,” said Harriet Resnick, vice president of visitor experience and business development. “For only $50, a family of five or less can enjoy a whole day of outdoor activities and learning.”
The Model Railroad Garden, beloved by kids of all ages, takes visitors on a magical journey across America. The exhibition features 18 garden-scale trains chugging past miniature replicas of national landmarks, set amid more than 5,000 tiny trees, shrubs, groundcovers and flowering plants. Figurines, a working geyser, lakes and streams add to the storybook feel.
Butterflies & Blooms immerses visitors in a habitat filled with flowering plants and hundreds of live butterflies from around the world. Specially trained volunteers are on hand to answer questions, and visitors can also observe butterflies hatching in the pupa emergence room.
Families can also take advantage of free activities for children offered throughout the summer, including daily drop-in activities at the Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden and the ongoing Summer Nature Explorer: Reading and Activity Program. Dancin’ Sprouts concerts provide carefree, outdoor fun on Wednesday evenings. Family Discovery Programs are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at the English Walled Garden, Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden and the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden. Follow this link for more information about family programming at the Garden: chicagobotanic.org/forfamilies