Escape the Chicago Cold at FREE Garfield Park Conservatory

Get out of the cold Chicago winter and surround yourself with greenery at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Right about now we’re all about ready to escape the Chicago chill. No need to hop on a plane to break from the cold. In fact, you don’t even need to travel more than a few miles. We love this FREE indoor option in the city.

The Garfield Park Conservatory is FREE and open 365 days a year and is committed to providing innovative and educational events and programs throughout the year. They offer 23 hours of free programming every week.  In addition they produce and host cultural performances, hands-on classes, unique fundraisers, educational demonstrations, and more! Peruse by content area by clicking on one of the thumbnails below, or go straight to the calendar to see what’s happening on a specific date and time.

They can’t wait to welcome you to our urban oasis!



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Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest and most stunning botanical conservatories in the nation. Often referred to as “landscape art under glass,” the Conservatory showcases thousands of plant species from around the world throughout eight indoor display gardens. Year-round, visitors can enjoy the lush flora and tropical temperatures indoors, or more than 10 acres of outdoor gardens, nature play spaces for children, water lily pond, and much more. Whether you’re visiting to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, or joining us for an upcoming program or event, we hope you enjoy your visit to Garfield Park Conservatory!




Let the kids loose in the Elizabeth Morse Genius Children’s Garden, where they can climb a seven-foot-tall faux seed and slide down a “stem.” Check out the Monday Morning Glories program which gives kids and caregivers the chance to make a creative, nature-inspired craft.


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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N Central
Chicago, IL 60624 United States 
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Hoursr:   DAILY HOURS: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM &  WEDNESDAYS: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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