Guests can stroll the Esplanade and shop for beautiful
botanic-themed art and art made from plant materials. More than 100
juried artists will display their work including photography,
paintings, ceramics, cement, metal, fiber, wood, jewelry and much
more. Artist talks and family activities will be featured.
Fest features live music, lots of ribs, arts & crafts and
kids' area (on Saturday and Sunday afternoons).
Explore the diversity of American culture and trees with regional foods, live music, demonstrations, games, tram tours of our tree collections and more.
Step inside the Starlab portable planetarium and take a tour of the night sky. Learn to identify constellations and discover stories told about them for centuries, then head outside to practice your identifying skills. Kids must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Discover new trails and scenic vistas, on a monthly naturalist-guided walk in local Forest Preserves. This month's walk is at beautiful Brookfield Prairie, near Brookfield Zoo.
The K.I.S.S. event strives to educate parents and caregivers on important safety issues for their children by providing safety seat inspections and child identification cards for children age 3 and older. The Illinois Tollway will also bring a snow plow for children to climb aboard and explore in a safe and supervised environment.
Professional tour guide Josh Eisenberg leads family-friendly urban exploration in an open-air trolley. April 5: The City that Goes; May 3: The Chicago Flag; June 7: Above & Below; July 12: Sports; Aug. 2: Water, Water Everywhere.
A script inspired by improvisation where the Three Billy Goats Gruff collide with Goldie, the Three Bears and the Three Little Pigs. Actors encourage everyone to participate in a ‘no-shushing’ experience.
Beginning July 1, children can stop by for a list of participating stores, which each have a 6" Waldo figurine hidden somewhere on the premises. When the child finds him, that business's staff will give the child a card that says "I found Waldo at _____." Bring all the cards back for chances to win prizes.