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Trapped! When Plants Attack

Hours: All Conservatory Hours
Where: Sensory Garden
Cost: Free


"Trapped! When Plants Attack" is our latest plant display, highlighting carnivorous plants. These plants use traps, pitfalls, or sticky surfaces to trap and consume animals. Come see them in action! This seasonal display is outdoors in the Sensory Garden this summer.  ... MORE INFO



Field of Sunflowers

Hours: All Conservatory Hours
Where: City Garden
Cost: Free


Coming soon! Watch the northern hill in the City Garden for a treat later this summer! The hill will be filled with sunflowers, growing 6 to 7 feet tall with blooms 5 to 7 inches wide by the end of the summer. We hope to see you wandering through the sunflowers soon ... MORE INFO



Creatures of the Night

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hours: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Throughout the Conservatory
Cost: $3 suggested donation, children under 3 free and GPCA Members free


Join us for a special treat - live nocturnal animals including owls, snakes, bats, spiders, and many more at the Conservatory! Kids and families will learn about the unique “tricks” of nocturnal creatures and collect special treats along the way! ... MORE INFO



Juicebox at the Garfield Park Conservatory

Select Saturdays
Hours: 11:00 am – Noon
Where: Horticulture Hall or Jensen Room
Cost: Free!


A free series of cutting-edge performances, Juicebox is geared to toddlers but is engaging for the whole family. Get your kid’s creative “juices” flowing with this free music and performance series for the stroller set ... MORE INFO



Chicago Farmers Markets
at the Garfield Park Conservatory

Sundays, June 22 – October 26
Hours: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Conservatory Visitor Parking Lot
Cost: Free admission


Buy fresh and local! The Garfield Park Conservatory is proud to be a site of one of Chicago's Farmers Markets. Buy and learn about locally grown produce, baked goods, and natural products in the Conservatory's Visitor Parking Lot on Sundays ... MORE INFO



Inspired by Nature Photo Exhibit    
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm daily
Where: Community Room
Cost: Free! Just drop by!

Formerly at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the photo exhibit accompanying Julia Bachrach and Jo Ann Nathan’s book Inspired by Nature: The Garfield Park Conservatory and Chicago’s West Side is now at the Conservatory! This exhibit includes photographs ... MORE INFO


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