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Garfield Park Conservatory - Open for Business

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.

Garfield Goats
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.

Wild Wednesdays
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.

A 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 desk.

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