Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2019
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
What would happen if a science fair came to life?
Participate in drop-in activities, in-depth workshops, and a film screening, and get a climate change update from WGN-TV’s chief meteorologist Tom Skilling. This year’s themes and activities feature pollinators, flowers, fruits, and seeds. Most programs and activities are free; fees apply for Science After Hours and science workshops. Parking fee applies.
Friday, April 12, 2019, 6 – 9 p.m.
The festival opens for adults to geek out on science in a fun atmosphere with themed drinks and food available for purchase. Buy Tickets Now
Workshops are $10 ($8 members) per person; preregistration is required, and space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register Now
Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m., Alsdorf Auditorium
WGN’s Chief Meteorologist and Garden board member, Tom Skilling, shares, “What’s New with Climate Change”.
Make your own seed necklace and watch it sprout.
See pollination in action. Become a bee and learn the pollination process.
Challenge your friends to be pollinators and see who can pollinate their giant flowers first.
Native Bee Home
Make your own small bundle of reeds and other natural materials to add to the larger-than-life native bee habitat
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Esplanade
Explore the universe with an expert from the Adler Planetarium
Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m., Alsdorf Auditorium
Be one of the first to see The Guardians, a new documentary that interweaves the lives of the monarch with an indigenous community in Mexico.