In addition to horticultural displays, the Garden presents a wide variety of exhibitions, including fine photography and an array of artwork. Click here for a map of the Garden's Regenstein Center, where most exhibitions take place.
May 18 – September 8, 2019
See the world from a bird’s eye view. Or a bug’s. Or a bat’s. There are so many pollinators beyond bees—nearly 270,000 species worldwide. In this interactive exhibition, you can explore the fascinating world of these vital creatures. They keep our planet healthy. Food plentiful. Flowering plants diverse.
Pollinators are in trouble. Habitat loss, pesticides, climate change, and other threats have dropped their numbers. Without pollinators, our world—and our lives—would be drastically different.
Do you know what pollinators to thank for chocolate or tequila? Can you spot the difference between flies and bees? This exhibition features interactive elements, videos, illustrations, and specimens to share these fascinating pollinator stories.
September 26 – October 13, 2019
Join us for the annual exhibition of botanical photography by students of the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The exhibition features outstanding works by students and instructors in our diverse offering of photography classes.
November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020
The Regenstein School's Annual Student Botanical Art Exhibition features outstanding student and instructor works in the Joutras Gallery, Regenstein Center. Come enjoy vibrant landscape scenes, delicate watercolors, intricate pen and ink studies, amazing pastels and much more.
May 9 – August 16, 2020
Philip Juras’s exhibition of landscape paintings celebrates the rich aesthetics, ecology, and history of Illinois prairies. Fifteen large studio canvases and many smaller field paintings depicting remnants, restorations, and imagined re-creations take the viewer on a journey of prairie landscapes from the Wisconsin border to the southern end of Illinois. Admission is free. Regular parking fees apply.