This family version of camp includes hiking, fishing, a picnic and toasting s'mores over the campfire, all while exploring the favorite spots of the arboretum. A picnic lunch and bait are provided. A fishing pole is required. A state fishing license required if 16 years of age or older.
The exhibit showcases the creative accomplishments and innovations of one of Chicago's native sons, Walt Disney, and the ongoing legacy of the company that bears his name. Features artifacts that have not been widely seen by the public, including drawings, props, costumes, artwork from classic Disney animation, theme park attractions, TV shows and live action films, plus items from contemporary Disney milestones. Hands-on, interactive stations bring Disney's technological breakthroughs in animation and motion pictures to life. Guests can try recording sound effects, explore Disney's revolutionary MultiPlane film camera and learn to draw some of their favorite Disney characters in the Animation Academy.
The Model Railroad Garden delights visitors of all ages with the
sights and sounds of garden-scale trains traversing bridges and
trestles, past miniature scenes of America's best-loved landmarks
and beautiful gardens planted to scale.
A health and well-being event to bridge the gaps between
continents, science, parapsychology and spirituality. Includes a
Conscious Kitchen, performance stage, Meditation Room, Conscious
Kid's Kingdom, Conscious Spa, Australia's top mediums, plus free
seminars. See website for more details.
Follow the captivating story of “Alice in Wonderland” and watch as performers search for the white rabbit and enjoy a spot of tea with the Mad Hatter throughout July. In August, hikers can follow a day in the life of Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Taking place throughout September, “Enchanted April” is based on Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel, and tells the story of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their damp and rainy environments to go on a holiday to a secluded coastal castle in Italy. In October, hikers can follow along to “Resurrected: Grave Tales of Chicagoland.” Profiling five famous Chicago scary tales— Resurrection Mary, Devil Baby of Hull House, Julia Petta, the Italian Bride and Francis Levy's Handprint— these eerie stories are strung together by the Wynkoop Murder investigation and include audience participation. Low-impact hikes suitable for strollers, walkers and wheelchairs will take place on July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5. Each performance lasts approximately three hours. Participants should wear comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing and bring a chair or blanket, water bottle and insect repellent.
Enjoy a performance of the Tempel Lipizzans set to classical
music. The program follows the horses through varying stages of
development and training. After the performance, take a self-guided
tour through the stallion stable and visit our foals in the
pasture. Riders, trainers and handlers will be present to answer
questions. June 25 and 29; July 6,
9, 13, 23 and
27; Aug. 3, 6,
10, 20 and 24; Sept. 3 and