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Good news! Our Matching Challenge has been extended. We reached our initial goal of $5,000.  Thanks to this success, we have generous matching donors who are increasing our match which is now up to $7,500!  Donations will be matched now through December 31st.  Please go to our Donate page today and support the Friends, support the Conservatory!  Your......
Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! on Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on each Sundays, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays. December: Botanical Oils Oil extracts made from various plant parts have been used as food, in medicine.  From cosmetic to industrial, plant  extracts have made enormous contribution......
Topic: Insect Study — Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! on Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on each Sundays, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays. November: Insect Study Insects make up the largest class of animals on the planets out numbering all others.  They are found in all regions......
Step inside the Oak Park Conservatory and walk through our Showrooms – the Mediterranean Room, the Tropical Room and the Desert Room.   Relax and rejuvenate as it gets cold outside with some nature inside!  Hope to see you soon. In the Tropical Room, enjoy the humid air and listen for the parrots and birds talking. ......
Purchase Tickets click here! Sip on selected wines that are paired with appetizers and bid farewell to Daylight Savings time.  Come find out about some of the educational programs we provide to children in our community. Participate in our Drawings 1 – Cooper’s Hawk Wine Package 2 – Wine Basket 3 – Gift Certificate for Park......
Discover How to Put Your Garden to Bed is our lecture on Sunday, October 21 from 2 – 3 pm. Big or small, all gardens need tending in the Fall.  We are happy to have Ellen Kuner as our lecturer.  Ellen is a Master Gardener, long-time member friend of FOPCON and was president for four years. ......
Topic: Leaf Study — Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! on Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on each Sundays, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Columbus Day!  Exploration Station is open on Monday, October 8!  School is out – Visit Us! The Friends’ docents help children and others learn through interactive displays and games in the showrooms. October:......
Rain or Shine!!  Join us tonight.  The ‘Plus’ for this Uncorked is a Drawing with 5 Great Packages to help support the Friends.  This is the final Uncorked of the season so please join us.   Music:  Szurko Trio – plays Classics and Oldies and more! Artisan: Little Buddha Wine and Craft Beer:  Two Brothers Social Tap......
Fall for the Friends Membership Drive is happening now! Help us reach our goal of 50 new members! Click today and Join FOPCON !    Become a member during the drive and receive a FREE succulent plant.  Pick up your plant any Saturday from 12:30 – 2:30 pm in the Conservatory lobby before October 31! Give or......
Topic: Hide and Seek This free  program runs September through May •  Saturdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm •  Sundays 1:30 – 3:30 pm The Friends docents help children and others learn through interactive displays and games in the showrooms. We have a new Topic each month. Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! September: Hide and Seek Some animals are so good......
Saturday, September 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Join other gardeners and share your favorite perennials, houseplants and extra garden tools at the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory sponsored annual Fall Exchange. Drop off materials from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at the Conservatory. Come back to pick up items from noon – 12:30 p.m....
Enjoy the Conservatory this Summer with wine and craft beer, music, appetizers and an artisan sharing their wares. Music: Andreas Kapsalis, guitarist Artisan: Serenitea Wine and Craft Beer:  Two Brothers Social Tap Appetizers:  Scratch on Lake Andreas Kapsalis is an innovative guitarist and a composer.  He has been called a steel string ten finger tapping guitar......