Break Camp

Winter Break Camp

The Chicago Botanic Garden offers day camps for children during winter, spring, and summer school breaks. Our day camps are accredited by the American Camping Association. Your child can explore the Garden with nature and plant investigations, science and art activities, and outdoor discoveries all year long! Each camp is lead by highly qualified staff.

Become a Garden Plus member today and enjoy a special discount.

Winter Break Camp

December 23, 26, 27, 30, 2019
January 2 & 3, 2020
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Children in grades K – 4 can engage in exciting hands-on indoor and outdoor activities while discovering the Garden in winter. They’ll investigate weather, explore seasonal adaptations of plants and animals, and dabble in art. Sign up for one day or all six days.

December 23, 2019: Winter Celebrations
December 26, 2019: Snow Science
December 27, 2019: Plant & Animals Adaptations
December 30, 2019: Chillerific Art
January 2, 2020: A Visit to Japan
January 3, 2020: Plant Packages

SpringBreak Camp

March 23 – 27, 2020
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Children in grades K – 5 will participate in high-quality learning activities with experienced teachers who use inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Programming connects nature to a range of themes including art, cuisine, and conservation. This spring, children will dissect and plant seeds, explore fragrant herbs and flowers, search for birds and early spring plants on nature hikes, create take-home science-themed projects, and much more. Sign up for one day or all five days.

March 23, 2020: A Visit to the Woods
March 24, 2020: Greenhouses & Gardens
March 25, 2020: Let’s Go Camping
March 26, 2020: Grossology
March 27, 2020: Signs of spring

Fee is $79 each day. Garden Plus members receive a 20 percent discount.
Classroom 8, Learning Center

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