Features leaders in the social justice and environmental community, an organic beer, mead and wine pavilion, and a dedicated kids' area for learning about easy and fun ways to incorporate green at a young age. Plus, more than 350 eco-friendly businesses exhibit.
Take either the "friendly" or "spooky" path to activities in the Regenstein Center and McGinley Pavilion. Experience family-friendly thrills and chills, including two stages of entertainment, fortune telling, face painting, a spooky snack shack, and a ride on the "Howlin' Express." As night falls, walk through the Model Railroad Garden, decorated in ghastly lights and running special ghost trains.
Kids can play in the mini maze of clover and sunflowers and enjoy a scenic hayride or train ride. Plus, a corn box, sand box, horseback rides , an obstacle course, kites, archery, face painting, baggo and hula hoop. Pumpkin, mums, decorative plants, corn stocks are for sale. The Snack Shack is open for brats, hotdogs, burgers and treats.
Learn about plants in the Lurie Garden through poetry. After a fun, interactive look at nature poems, participants will write their own poems about the plants in the garden. The workshop ends in a poetry reading with prize.
Kids make discoveries about the earth through art, play and exploration. Learn about awesome animals and their roles in nature. Dress for outdoor adventures and wear gym shoes. Meal and snack included. Oct. 10, Nov. 7.
Learn how other animals see, from snake eyes that never close to the compound eyes of insects.
Discover the secret lives of spiders and why they are so important to have around. Our spider investigation will include a draft and an outdoor trailwalk, so please dress for the weather. Advance registration required.
Come in your Halloween costume to skate for free.
Show off costumes while enjoying some spooky music provided by DJ Joe La Duke. Everyone will receive treats.
Dress in costumes and enjoy treats, games and a costume parade.