Garfield Park Conseravtory is one of Chicago's hidden treasures
- beautiful, historical and packed with free activities for the
budding horticulturalist (or bored kiddie). Or if you're making
your own adventure, print out the conservatory's
Eye Spy Hunt before you go.
One weekend a month, June 8 - Oct. 12. The
conservatory has found a great way to keep its grass mowed: goats.
One week a month, goats will be munching up prairie grass and the
public is invited to see them.
Last Wednesday of every month, drop in anytime betwen 3 p.m.
and 6 p.m.
Meet live animal presenter Scott
Heinrichs and get a close-up look at some fascinating
critters. And get an animal painted on your face.
Backyard Bingo Scavenger Hunt
Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
great way to learn about the conversatory grounds. Take your bingo
card and look for Amazonin lillies, historic bulls and backyard
bees, among other species. Cards are available at the front