Field Trips

Tram Tours and Exhibitions

Student Field Trips

School groups preregistered for an On-Site Workshop or On Your Own Field Trip may visit the visit the Model Railroad Garden and Butterflies & Blooms free of charge when in season.

Note: Exhibition entry is first-come, first-served and based on availability. Only small, chaperoned groups will be admitted at a time and entry ticket must be shown at the ticket booth to receive the discount. On busy days, expect there to be a wait. Exhibitions are open daily, weather permitting.

Model Railroad Garden

Model Rail Road Garden

Exhibition is open early May – October

Our popular summer exhibition is a favorite for all ages. Guide your students on an observational journey through our delightful 7,500-square-foot model train garden.

Butterflies & Blooms

Field Trip Butterflied & Blooms

Exhibition is open Memorial Day – Labor Day

Visit our 3,000-square-foot outdoor butterfly garden located on the lawn of the Learning Campus, where students can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies from South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as native species from Illinois.

If you have any questions, please email or call the Registrar's Office at (847) 835-6801.