Events and Things to Do

New Hours at the Conservatory

The hours have changed. The Conservatory is now open from 10:00 – 4:00, Tuesday –Sunday. It is also open on Monday school holidays from 10:00 – 4:00 including the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and Presidents’ Day February 15. In addition beginning on March 17 and continuing through August 25, the Conservatory will be open Thursdays from 10:00 – 7:00.

Come Enjoy the Conservatory While the Weather is Cold & Blustery

Tropical Room

Tropical Room

It may be snowing outside.  But inside the Conservatory is a wonderful display of beautiful flowering plants, a gentle waterfall, and much more.  The hours are:  Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 4:00.  Come visit and think spring.

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! February’s topic is Chocolate. Celebrate the most popular plant on the planet earth and learn how an odd looking fruit is transformed into yummy confections.

The Next Toddler Exploration is February 19th

Having Fun at KidsFest

Having Fun at KidsFest

Join us on Friday, February 19th for Toddler Exploration Time. The February topic is Shapes. 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 2 from 12:15 – 1:00 for children 3 – 5 years.  Each session is limited to 15 children plus caregivers.

Note that because of the popularity of TET, pre-registration for this FREE program will be necessary beginning in January.  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!