Field Trips

Tram Tours and Exhibitions

Student Field Trips


Model Railroad Garden

Model Rail Road Garden

Exhibition is open early May – October
Fee: $4 per person, pay on-site

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. Registration for this exhibition includes timed entry for your group.

Butterflies & Blooms

Field Trip Butterflied & Blooms

Exhibition is open
Memorial Day – Labor Day
Fee: $4 per person, pay on-site

Visit our outdoor butterfly garden, where students can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live tropical butterflies from around the world. Butterflies native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa—as well as native species from Illinois—are featured in the 3,000-square-foot white mesh enclosure on the lawn of the Learning Campus.

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