Events and Things to Do


The Plant Sale Catalog is Coming in April

The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory Plant Sale is Friday, May 1 from 1:00 – 6:00 for members only and Saturday, May 2 from 8:00 – 4:00 plus Sunday, May 3 from 12:00 – 3:00.

The catalog will be posted here on the website on April 6 to give you plenty of time to plan your purchases.

The Exploration Station Is In Full Swing

The Exploration Station’s hours are Saturday hours are from 10:00 – 12:00 and Sunday the hours are 1:30 – 3:30.  The Exploration Station is open on most school holidays from 10:00 – 12:00.

The March topic is “Hide and Seek.”  Many animals and plants are so good at blending in that we cannot see them even when we are looking right at them.   Learn how and why plants and animals camouflage themselves.  See if you can spot a few.     

Hope to see you there.

Toddler Exploration for March!

Join us on Friday, April 17th  for “The Magic of Seeds.” Learn about how seeds are busy sprouting this spring.  Discover some of the good seeds we eat and others that produce beautiful flowers.

If you enjoyed the March TET, here are a couple of books about bees. The March topic.

  • Little Bee, a finger puppet book
  • Bee by David Hawcock and Lee Howard
  • Bumble Bees by Fran Howard
  • Bee and Me by Elle J. McGuinness

Toddler Exploration Time (TET) is the third Friday of every month September – October and January – May. There are two sessions of TET.  The topic for each is the same but presented at different levels.

Session one is from 10:30 – 11:15 for children ages 18 month – 35 months and session 2 from 12:15 – 1:00 for children 3 – 5 years.  Each session is limited to 15 children plus caregivers.

Fun for all!

Look at the Wonderful FOPCON Video

The Parks Foundation produced an excellent video about FOPCON.  It is on their website as well as ours.  Take a look here:

Bravo to the Parks Foundation!