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Exploration Station April

Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! April:  Magic of Seeds There are many different kinds of plants in the world.  While these plants varied from size to shapes and from the climate they like to grow, they all start life as a seed.  A seed is a portable life cycle just waiting for the right conditions to...... Read More

Exploration Station March

Please Drop-In, It’s FREE! March: Eggs, Eggs, Eggs Be it in a nest or underwater, eggs are the first  step to life for all of our conservatory animals.  Let’s learn about these wonderful eggs and see if the eggs do indeed come before the parrot. on Saturdays, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on Sundays, from 1:30...... 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

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

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

Exploration Station September

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...... Read More

Fall Perennial, Houseplant and Garden Tool Exchange

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.... Read More

Job Opening

The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory is seeking a resourceful individual interested in joining our dynamic organization as a part-time Volunteer and Program Coordinator.  Responsibilities include recruitment, orientation, and placement of all volunteers at the Oak Park Conservatory; including, but not limited to, those interested in horticultural projects, education programs, and special events. He/she...... Read More

A Volunteer You Should Know

Max Frueh began volunteering with the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory in September 2012.  For the past six years, Max has dedicated his time to our pot washing station where he ensures that all of our newly potted plants have a clean environment in which to grow. Washing pots, which is a lot like...... Read More