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Carnaval Masquerade February 23rd

Have fun and help the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. Join us for Carnaval Masquerade! $50 a ticket or $75 for 2 tickets, ages 21+ Purchase tickets through the Park District website which can be accessed HERE. Live music by Four Star Brass Band featuring Evan Jacobson, Hatch Elementary School’s beloved music teacher who also...... Read More

Job Opening Executive Director

The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory is seeking a part-time Executive Director. Responsibilities include leadership, oversight, and guidance of our working Board in the areas of funding development, events and programs, membership, volunteers, marketing/communications, and financial management. This position is responsible for managing two part-time staff.  The position has flexible hours. To view the complete...... Read More

Exploration Station February

Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! February: Habitat – Mediterranean Biome Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays.  We have five regions of Mediterranean forest, woodlands and scrubs in the world.  While these climate regions are small they contained 10% of all plant life on the planet.  We’ll see how climate play such an important role...... Read More

Exploration Station January

Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! on Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pmon Sundays, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pmon Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Day, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Docents help children and others learn through interactive displays. January: Plant Band Ring in the New Year by making lots of noises while playing...... Read More

2018 Annual Appeal with Matching Challenge

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...... Read More

Exploration Station December

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...... Read More

Exploration Station November

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...... Read More

Visit our Showrooms

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. ...... Read More

Cooper’s Hawk November 4th – Join Us!

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...... Read More

Member Lecture October 21st, 2 – 3 pm

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. ...... Read More

Exploration Station October

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:...... Read More

Uncorked ‘Plus’ September 28th

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...... Read More