Tram Trivia

Dinosaur snacks and other Garden trivia you should know

We love our Grand Tram Tour drivers—they’ll tell you things that most people (and even Google) don’t know about the Chicago Botanic Garden. Take this quick quiz on just a few of the factoids that the drivers share. We know you’ll ace this (except for maybe the "Making waves..." question; there’s something a bit fishy about it). Need a refresher? Grand Tram Tours are scheduled to run daily through October 11.

Take the tram trivia challenge

Click on each question below to reveal the correct answer.

Tram at the Garden

Hint: We have a big birthday coming up in 2022

The Garden is the same age as…

  1. Shakira
  2. Bugs Bunny
  3. Dwayne Johnson (“The Rock”)

Speaking of rocks…

Rock steps lead to our lovely Waterfall Garden. Where did we get the stones and boulders for the steps?

  1. Wisconsin
  2. Stonehenge
  3. Lake Michigan

You can’t jingle this bell

We have 48 bronze carillon bells, cast in Holland. The heaviest bell weighs about the same as a...

  1. T. rex
  2. blue whale’s heart
  3. big pickup truck

Name that bridge

Remember when the tram driver pointed out the Arch Bridge, which connects to Evening Island? Which one is the Arch Bridge?

Making waves at the Garden

What kind of fish do we have in our lakes?

  1. largemouth bass and bluegills
  2. yellow perch and rock bass
  3. red snapper and king mackerel

Dinosaur snacks

Your tram driver probably pointed out some of our signature trees. Dinosaurs ate the leaves of which of these trees?

  1. beech
  2. Ohio buckeyes
  3. ginkgos

Game over; thanks for playing! Come take the tram tour, and you’ll soon be rattling off Garden facts like an expert.


Renee T.
September 14, 2020

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