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Event Highlights

Exhibition – Picturing the Prairie: Paintings by Philip Juras – Friday, May 8, through Sunday, September 20
Philip Juras’s exhibition of landscape paintings celebrates the rich aesthetics, ecology, and history of Illinois prairies. A dozen 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. Gallery walks with Philip Juras will occur on Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and on Sunday, September 20, at 1 p.m. 

Butterflies & Blooms – Saturday, May 23, through Sunday, September 2 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting)
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. This exhibition is filled with species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to North America. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting (last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.). 

Garden Chef Series – Saturdays and Sundays from May 23 through October 4 (1:30 and 2:30 p.m.)
Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients all summer long at the Garden Chef Series. Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater. Seating is first-come, first-served for these free demonstrations.