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E.g., Thursday, April 19 2018
E.g., Thursday, April 19 2018

April 19, 2018

6 Thursdays, April 19 – May 24, 2018, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
and Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1 - 4 p.m.


Adult Education
Professional Gardener Level 1 Certificate

April 20, 2018

A Janet Meakin Poor Symposium; part of the Unearth Science festival

Friday, April 20, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Alsdorf Auditorium

$59 nonmember/$47.20 member
$29 with student ID; call (847) 835-6801 to register at this rate

Adult Education
Nature & Birding

Friday, April 20, 2018, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
(doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.)

Parking is included in ticket price.

Featured Events

April 21, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 – 9 a.m.


Adult Education
Nature & Birding

Part of the Unearth Science festival

Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Free: Limited capacity, preregistration required

Featured Events

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11 a.m.

Free; ongoing throughout the weekend and beyond

Featured Events
Scopes in the City with Adler Planetarium at Chicago Botanic Garden

Part of the Unearth Science festival

Saturday, April 21, 2018
7:30 – 9 p.m.

FREE, regular parking fees apply

Featured Events

April 22, 2018


Breweries pour seasonally selected beers at this evening tasting.

Autumn Brews

Thursday, October 11, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.

McGinley Pavilion

*Tickets in advance (purchased on or before October 10):
$27 members/$32 nonmembers

*Day-of tickets (purchased on October 11):
$30 members/$35 nonmembers

Welcome the fall season with a cold glass of beer! Oktoberfest celebrations happen throughout Europe; the Chicago Botanic Garden will celebrate locally.

Guests check in at the McGinley Pavilion and receive a wristband, tasting glass, and tasting sheet. Breweries will pour a few different seasonally selected beers in 2-ounce tastings. Light fare and featured beer by the bottle will be available for purchase. Come to “drink in” the best of the season!

Tickets to this event are nonrefundable. Due to the popularity of this event, we encourage you to buy tickets in advance. A confirmation will arrive via email once your order is received. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Advance tickets may also be purchased at the Garden's Information Desk in the Visitor Center. Event will occur rain or shine. If you have questions, please call (847) 835-5440.

*Must be 21 or older to attend event; valid ID card must be shown. 

Parking fees apply; parking is free for Garden members. For faster entry, click here to buy your parking in advance.