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IMPORTANT WINTER REGISTRATION DATES
Resident registration for most programs begins December 9 at 8:30am.
Non-resident registration begins December 16 at 8:30am.

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Please note! For the majority of our programs, you must sign up more than two days before that program begins. If you fail to register before the cutoff, but would still like to register, please contact customer service at: (708) 725-2000

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2017 Member Lecture Series - 432226

2017 Member Lecture Series: Joy of Preserving the Harvest
Enjoy your harvest until spring with some new ideas for canning, freezing, and drying. Find joy in new, simple techniques to make life easier. This is a quarterly lecture series presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON) and is free to members. Become a member at www.fopcon.org or register as a non-member for a fee per lecture. Min5/Max 20

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Unavailable
432226-01
Preserving (Mem)
10/22/2017 -10/22/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Su
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$0.00/$0.00
Unavailable
432226-02
Preserving (Non Mem)
10/22/2017 -10/22/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Su
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$10.00/$10.00

Fall Bulb Sale - 435213

Fall Bulb Planting
There is nothing more joyful than daffodils, tulips and hyacinths blooming in spring. Now is the time to plant those bulbs in your garden and anticipate the return of beautiful flowers after many so grey months of winter. We will gain knowledge of the best bulbs for our region, best planting methods and how to care for them to insure years of bloom.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Unavailable
435213-01
Fall Bulb Planting
09/23/2017 -09/23/2017
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Sa
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$0.00/$0.00

Succulent Pumpkin Creations - 435216

Create a fall tablescape using succulents grown on top of pumpkins and gourds. You will learn about selecting the right succulents and how to affix a beautiful arrangement on top of a pumpkin. Fall colors shine through in these unique arrangements that you will be able to take home and enjoy for months with proper care.
Note: Registration is required one week in advance of start date to allow class materials to be purchased for all participants.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Full
435216-01
Succulent Pumpkin Cr
11/04/2017 -11/04/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sa
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$35.00/$53.00

Quick Sketch Garden Design - 435228

Fall is the perfect time to plan your garden and transplant plants! Landscape design & garden coaching services available at the Oak Park Conservatory every first Tuesday of the month from noon-3pm (February thru October). Bring in photos and measurements of your garden for our professionals to offer help with, planting suggestions & a quick sketch as time allows. Registration required. Four one hour time slots are available during each monthly session.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Full
435228-01
Quick Sketch Garden
09/05/2017 -09/05/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tu
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$50.00/$75.00
Full
435228-02
Quick Sketch Garden
09/05/2017 -09/05/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tu
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$50.00/$75.00
Full
435228-03
Quick Sketch Garden
09/05/2017 -09/05/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tu
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$50.00/$75.00
Full
435228-04
Quick Sketch Garden
09/05/2017 -09/05/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tu
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$50.00/$75.00
Full
435228-05
Quick Sketch Garden
10/03/2017 -10/03/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tu
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$50.00/$75.00
Full
435228-06
Quick Sketch Garden
10/03/2017 -10/03/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tu
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$50.00/$75.00
Full
435228-07
Quick Sketch Garden
10/03/2017 -10/03/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tu
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$50.00/$75.00
Full
435228-08
Quick Sketch Garden
10/03/2017 -10/03/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tu
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$50.00/$75.00

Fall Children's Photos - 435243

Have a beautiful, professional children's portrait taken among the fall colors and flowers inside the Oak Park Conservatory. You will receive a sitting session for up to three children and one 8 X 10 digital photo (included in the fee). Ala carte packages are available for an additional cost. Please register for one time slot and arrive 15 minutes prior to your session start time.

Fee is per family of (up to 3). Please register under an adult as adults must accompany children during photo shoot.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Full
435243-01
Fall Children's Photos
10/15/2017 -10/15/2017
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Su
Oak Park Conservatory
All Ages
$45.00/$68.00
Full
435243-02
Fall Children's Photos
10/15/2017 -10/15/2017
9:30 am -10:00 am
Su
Oak Park Conservatory
All Ages
$45.00/$68.00
Full
435243-03
Fall Children's Photos
10/15/2017 -10/15/2017
10:00 am -10:30 am
Su
Oak Park Conservatory
All Ages
$45.00/$68.00
Unavailable
435243-04
Fall Children's Photos
10/15/2017 -10/15/2017
10:30 am -11:00 am
Su
Oak Park Conservatory
All Ages
$45.00/$68.00
Full
435243-05
Fall Children's Photos
10/15/2017 -10/15/2017
11:00 am -11:30 am
Su
Oak Park Conservatory
All Ages
$45.00/$68.00
Full
435243-06
Fall Children's Photos
10/15/2017 -10/15/2017
11:30 am -12:00 pm
Su
Oak Park Conservatory
All Ages
$45.00/$68.00
Unavailable
435243-07
Fall Children's Photos
10/15/2017 -10/15/2017
12:00 pm -12:30 pm
Su
Oak Park Conservatory
All Ages
$45.00/$68.00
Unavailable
435243-08
Fall Children's Photos
10/15/2017 -10/15/2017
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Su
Oak Park Conservatory
All Ages
$45.00/$68.00

Terrarium Construction: Adults - 435316

Learn the basics of terrarium construction and care while constructing your very own terrarium to take home with a holiday or haunted theme. Each registration includes 1 drink.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Unavailable
435316-01
Haunted Terrariums
10/19/2017 -10/19/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Th
Oak Park Conservatory
21-99
$30.00/$45.00
Available
435316-02
Holiday Terrariums
12/14/2017 -12/14/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Th
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$30.00/$45.00

Terrarium Construction: Family - 435320

Learn the basics of terrarium construction and care while constructing your very own terrarium with a Halloween or Holiday Theme to take home. Each registration includes 1 terrarium. Maximum of 2 participants per registration.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Unavailable
435320-01
Haunted Terrariums
10/21/2017 -10/21/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sa
Oak Park Conservatory
$35.00/$53.00
Available
435320-02
Holiday Terrariums
12/17/2017 -12/17/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Su
Oak Park Conservatory
$35.00/$53.00

Wreath Making - 435322

Learn the basic skill of making you own holiday wreath with seasonal greens, dried flowers, fruits and seed pods. The simple technique can be learned in minutes and the only time consuming part is reigning in your creativity. You won't want to stop the fun! You will take home a hand made wreath to proudly display on you door or over your mantle.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Waitlist
435322-01
Wreath Making
12/02/2017 -12/02/2017
10:00 am -11:30 am
Su, Sa
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$35.00/$58.00

Stuff your own Scarecrows - 435341

Get your yard ready for fall with this fun filled festive activity. Stop by the conservatory to stuff your very own scarecrow! Bring an outfit to make your fall fellow the best dressed scarecrow in Oak Park and we will provide the rest! Each family will take home 1 scarecrow.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Unavailable
435341-01
Stuff your own Scarecrows
09/30/2017 -09/30/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sa
Oak Park Conservatory
$20.00/$30.00
Unavailable
435341-02
Stuff your own Scarecrows
09/30/2017 -09/30/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sa
Oak Park Conservatory
$20.00/$30.00

Toddler Exploration Time - 435410

This special interactive time for you and your child will open up the natural world as you explore together the wonders of nature at the Oak Park Conservatory. You and your child will interact during guided activities, facilitated by Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory docents, and highlighting a different topic each month. Come ready to have fun and learn about nature with your child. Space is limited to 18 children and their caregivers for each event. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory: www.fopcon.org Min6/Max 18 9/15/17 Seeds 10/20/2017 Bats 11/17/2017 Tops/Bottoms

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Full
435410-01
Toddler Exploration
09/15/2017 -09/15/2017
9:30 am -10:15 am
F
Oak Park Conservatory
1.5-4
$0.00/$0.00
Full
435410-02
Toddler Exploration
09/15/2017 -09/15/2017
10:45 am -11:30 am
F
Oak Park Conservatory
1.5-4
$0.00/$0.00
Full
435410-03
Toddler Exploration
10/20/2017 -10/20/2017
9:30 am -10:15 am
F
Oak Park Conservatory
1.5-4
$0.00/$0.00
Full
435410-04
Toddler Exploration
10/20/2017 -10/20/2017
10:45 am -11:30 am
F
Oak Park Conservatory
1.5-4
$0.00/$0.00
Full
435410-05
Toddler Exploration
11/17/2017 -11/17/2017
9:30 am -10:15 am
F
Oak Park Conservatory
1.5-4
$0.00/$0.00
Full
435410-06
Toddler Exploration
11/17/2017 -11/17/2017
10:45 am -11:30 am
F
Oak Park Conservatory
1.5-4
$0.00/$0.00

Conservatory Candlelight Walk - 435903

Enjoy the beauty of the season with a Candlelight walk at the Oak Park Conservatory Friday, December 1st 6pm-8pm. Enjoy holiday carolers, chestnut roasting, holiday deserts and drinks! Children can visit with Santa amongst the beautiful poinsettias and have their photo taken. Adults can sip cocktails and shop our Winter Greens Market and poinsettia sale. Register online or in person at the Oak Park Conservatory. Preregistration is required.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Available
435903-01
Adults (+18)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
F
Oak Park Conservatory
18-99
$15.00/$23.00
Available
435903-02
Children (Under 18)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
F
Oak Park Conservatory
0-17
$7.00/$11.00

Arctic Adventures Winter Camp - 464000

Don't let the cold weather keep you inside over winter break; instead spend the week becoming an arctic explorer! Join us for this one week camp to learn all about snow and ice, how animals survive the winter and spend some time outside! Your arctic adventure is waiting for you!

Be sure to pack a water bottle and a peanut-free snack and lunch with your camper as we need energy each day for our adventures!

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Available
464000-01
Arctic Adventures
01/02/2018 -01/05/2018
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tu, W, Th, F
Austin Gardens
4-7
$190.00/$285.00

Winter Adventure Camp - 464002

Spend your winter break discovering all of the amazing outdoor winter adventures that Illinois has to offer. Whether it’s skating on ice, or sledding down a hill you’re sure to find your next favorite snowy activity! Campers will go on 2 field trips during this camp.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Available
464002-01
Winter Adventure Camp
12/26/2017 -12/29/2017
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tu, W, Th, F
Austin Gardens
8-12
$190.00/$285.00

Little Explorers - 464200

Calling all little explorers! Join us for this 6 week program for preschool age children 3-5 years old at the brand new Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center! Children will explore a different nature topic each week through crafts, stories, songs and more!

Themes:
9/21 - Apples
9/28 - Squirrels
10/5 - Spiders
10/12 - Snakes
10/19 - Owls
10/26 - Bats
11/2 - Leaves
11/9 - Harvest
11/16 - Turkeys
11/30 - Hibernation
12/7 - Snow
12/14 - Arctic Animals

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Unavailable
464200-01
Little Explorers
09/21/2017 -09/21/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$16.00/$24.00
Unavailable
464200-02
Little Explorers
09/28/2017 -09/28/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$16.00/$24.00
Unavailable
464200-03
Little Explorers
10/05/2017 -10/05/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$16.00/$24.00
Unavailable
464200-04
Little Explorers
10/12/2017 -10/12/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$16.00/$24.00
Unavailable
464200-05
Little Explorers
10/19/2017 -10/19/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$16.00/$24.00
Unavailable
464200-06
Little Explorers
10/26/2017 -10/26/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$16.00/$24.00
Unavailable
464200-07
Little Explorers
11/02/2017 -11/02/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$16.00/$24.00
Unavailable
464200-08
Little Explorers
11/09/2017 -11/09/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$16.00/$24.00
Unavailable
464200-09
Little Explorers
11/16/2017 -11/16/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$16.00/$24.00
Available
464200-10
Little Explorers
11/30/2017 -11/30/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$16.00/$24.00
Available
464200-11
Little Explorers
12/07/2017 -12/07/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$16.00/$24.00
Available
464200-12
Little Explorers
12/14/2017 -12/14/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$16.00/$24.00
Unavailable
464200-13
Little Explorers
09/21/2017 -12/14/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
3-5
$180.00/$270.00

Little Green Gifters - 464252

Drop your kids off at this eco-friendly workshop while you do your holiday shopping. Kids will learn the benefits of recycling and repurposing materials while they make earth friendly creative gifts for everyone in the family!

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Available
464252-01
Little Green Gifters
12/09/2017 -12/09/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sa
Austin Gardens
5-10
$30.00/$45.00

Beginning Birding: Adults - 464326

Birds are all around us, in our parks, yards and even on the street. Have you ever wanted to know more about them? Join us for this introductory class to learn the basics of birding. You'll learn basic silhouettes, field marks and calls. Don't forget your binoculars because we will finish class with a short walk to practice your new skills through Austin Gardens! This class is appropriate for adults over the age of 18.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Unavailable
464326-01
Beginning Birding Adults
09/08/2017 -09/08/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
F
Austin Gardens
18-99
$20.00/$30.00

AM Bird Walks - 464327

Grab your binoculars and practice your birding skills at these leisurely walks. All levels welcome to join in as we try and identify the neighborhood birds. Finish the morning with coffee in the new Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center!

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Unavailable
464327-02
AM Bird Walks
09/28/2017 -09/28/2017
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Th
Austin Gardens
Ages 18+
$3.00/$6.00
Unavailable
464327-03
AM Bird Walks
10/12/2017 -10/12/2017
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Th
Austin Gardens
$3.00/$6.00
Unavailable
464327-04
AM Bird Walks
10/26/2017 -10/26/2017
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Th
Austin Gardens
$3.00/$6.00

Green Gifting Workshop - 464330

Do you always struggle to decide what to give as gifts around the Holidays? Instead of spending hours at the store, spend a night making your own gifts! Sip on some cider or coco, as you make truly unique one of a kind gifts that are friendly to the environment that will surely be loved by all. Each participant will make 4 gifts to take home. Registration includes one drink.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Available
464330-01
Green Gifting Workshop
12/05/2017 -12/05/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Austin Gardens
18-99
$50.00/$75.00

DIY New Year's Cocktails - 464331

Looking for a way to take your New Year's Eve party to the next level? We have the workshop for you! Join us as a representative from Quincy Street Distillery in Riverside Illinois teaches you how to make your own botanic inspire cocktails.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Available
464331-01
DIY Cocktails
12/28/2017 -12/28/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Th
Austin Gardens
21-99
$35.00/$57.00

Eeek-o-friendly Halloween Mask - 464454

Get your scare on by creative Eek-o-friendly Masks at the Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center. We will play spooky music, sip on a creepy creation, while getting creative! Come anytime between 3:00-4:30pm to make your mask and have a treat. Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Each child in your family must be a registered participant.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Unavailable
464454-01
Eeek-o-friendly Halloween Masks
10/28/2017 -10/28/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sa
Austin Gardens
$4.00/$6.00

The Great Indoor Camp Out - 464458

Do you have last minute holiday wrapping to do and nowhere to take the kids? Bring them over to Austin Gardens for a camp out indoors! We will make fun crafts, build forts, read stories by the camp fire and sing songs all within the comforts of the Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center. Dress in your favorite pajamas. Dinner will be provided!

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Available
464458-01
The Great Indoor Camp Out
12/16/2017 -12/16/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sa
Austin Gardens
5-10
$20.00/$30.00

Science Sleuths - 464470

Join us for some school's out fun! We'll do some out of this world experiments, then discover the science behind why they work.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Unavailable
464470-01
Science Sleuths
10/09/2017 -10/09/2017
10:00 am -11:30 am
M, Sa
Austin Gardens
0-99
$20.00/$30.00
Unavailable
464470-02
Science Sleuths
11/11/2017 -11/11/2017
10:00 am -11:30 am
Sa
Austin Gardens
0-99
$20.00/$30.00

Wine & Botany - 464529

Spend a relaxing evening learning about wine. Dig into the botany of grape plants, learn how wine is made from plant to glass and sip your way through a tasting of several varieties.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Full
464529-01
Wine & Botany
11/14/2017 -11/14/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tu
Austin Gardens
21-99
$15.00/$23.00

Spooky Stroll - 464900

Join us for a spooky stroll through Austin Gardens...if you dare! Stop inside to carve your own pumpkin and finish the evening enjoying Marshmallows and family friendly ghost stories around the fire! Halloween costumes encouraged. Children registered need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Each person attending must be registered.

Action Status Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Res/NR Price Info Wishlist
Full
464900-01
Spooky Stroll
10/07/2017 -10/07/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sa
Austin Gardens
$10.00/$15.00