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July 2019

Animal Encounters: Animal Ambassadors

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Experts from the The Grove in Glenview will be here to show us some wildlife from the Chicago area and beyond! Live animals will be on hand and their expert handlers will answer questions.  Come join us for this drop-in program held right in Lurie Garden.  This is an all-ages program. Drop in or register to get a reminder. Register>> Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your…

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Sunday Science: Insects

July 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Explore the science behind the beauty of Lurie Garden as we learn about what's blooming and get a close-up look at the inner parts of flowers. This month's Sunday Science features Bike A Bee, here to teach us all about native bees as well as honeybees! This is an all-ages program. Meet at the south end of the boardwalk in the garden. Drop in or register to get a reminder. Register>> Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued…

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August 2019

Animal Encounters: Raptors!

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Observe majestic birds of prey up close and learn about their habitat, adaptations and the challenges that they face in an urban environment. Experts from Wings and Talons will be on hand to answer questions. This is an all-ages program. Drop in or register to get a reminder. Register>> Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue these free programs. Click here…

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Stories, Songs and Circle Games

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Enjoy a morning filled with nature-based stories, music and movement with your little ones! Teaching artist Tisa Batchelder will lead you and your child on an interactive musical journey so come fly like a butterfly, sing like a sparrow and explore the beauty of the Lurie Garden. This program is for children ages 4-6. Class meets on the south lawn in Lurie Garden. Drop in or register to get a reminder. Register>> Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s…

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Speaker Series: Tiny Beauties with Dr. Anna Edlund & Peggy Macnamara

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Some of the most minuscule components in nature are the most beautiful and deserve a closer look! Dr. Anna Edlund of Bethany College and Peggy Macnamara of the Field Museum will speak about their collaboration focusing on the beauty in the natural world at the smallest, even microscopic, scale. Their upcoming book combines breathtaking art and fascinating science to foster a conservation ethic in all of us. Dr. Anna Edlund is the Associate Professor of Biology at Bethany College. Her…

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Guided Pollinator Walk

August 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Join scientists from the Nature Conservancy in Lurie Garden for a chance to see and learn about the various pollinators that thrive in the garden. We’ll be on the look-out for various types of bees, wasps, butterflies, beetles, and other species. Our guides will help us get a close look at them, teach us their names, and tell us about their behavior. The walk will take place mid-day when insects tend to be most active. Dress appropriately for the weather,…

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Animal Encounters: Fruit Bats and More!

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

See live bats here at Lurie Garden! Bat biologists from Incredible Bats will join us with some of their friends--bats and other misunderstood critters. Stop by and see them close up and get all your batty questions answered. This is an all-ages program. Drop in or register to get a reminder. Register>> Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue these free…

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Art In the Garden

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Get ready to capture the beauty of nature and your inspiration through art. Join teaching artist Beth Iska as she shows us new ways to look at and capture the beauty of the garden through art! This series is for families with children between the ages of 2-8 years old. Class meets on the south lawn in Lurie Garden. Drop in or register to get a reminder. Register>> Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing…

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Sunday Science: Spiders

August 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

Explore the science behind the beauty of Lurie Garden as we learn about and look for spiders. Spiders help us keep a healthy balance in the garden--and they are beautiful! This is an all-ages program. Meet at the south end of the boardwalk in the garden. Drop in or register to get  a reminder. Register>> Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to…

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Gardener’s Plant Walk

August 30 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

These morning walks are for the gardener that would like focused information about Lurie Garden plants and their place in our garden landscape. These walks are meant to expand your understanding of plant varieties, their habits and environmental requirements. Each walk will last approximately 45 minutes. Register>> Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue these free programs. Click here to Support…

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