Events and Things to Do

Uncorked Returns June 24th


Join us for Uncorked on Friday, June 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Enjoy music from Timothy Robyn Coan, wine & craft beer from the Marion Street Market, appetizers from Q-BBQ and sample olive oils and vinegars from Olive & Well.  All just $15 per person.  We hope to see you there.

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Think Summer & the 23rd Annual Garden Walk! It’s Sunday, June 26 from 10 – 4

The weather may be cool now.  Soon it will be warm and sunny.  The ten gardens selected for this year’s Garden Walk are special.  Whether you are an avid gardener or simply enjoy visiting lovely outdoor spaces these eclectic gardens await you and your family.

Artists will be painting in selected gardens and special events are planned at Cheney Mansion, the River Forest Library and the Oak Park Art League.  A raffle of unique garden themed items will be held.

Tickets are available at the Conservatory or online at  Tickets are $15 prior to the event and $20 the day of the walk.

The Garden Walk is jointly sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory and the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest.

Save the Date for FOPCON’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

FOPCON Save the Date


The Exploration Station Saturday and  Sunday

Examining a Map at the Exploration Station

Examining a Map at the Exploration Station

The Exploration Station is open on Saturday from 10:30 – 12:30 and Sunday from 1:30 – 3:30. There is a new  topic every month! May’s topic is Eggs, Eggs, Eggs. Be it in a nest or underwater, eggs are the first step to life for all our Conservatory animals.  Learn about these wonderful eggs and see if the eggs do indeed come before the parrot.

The Next Toddler Exploration is May 20th

Fun at TET

Fun at TET

Join us on Friday, May 20th for Toddler Exploration Time. The May  topic is Water. Toddler Exploration Time (TET) is the third Friday of every month September – November 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 two is from 12:15 – 1:00 for children 3 – 5 years.  Each session is limited to 18 children plus caregivers.

Note that because of the popularity of TET, pre-registration for this FREE program is necessary.   For more information see the winter Park District brochure, click on the link: or phone 708-725-2400.

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!