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Something's always growing and there's always something new to discover at the Conservatory!


Garfield Park Conservatory is a fantastic place to bring family members of all ages. Something’s always growing, and there’s always something new to discover! To make your “growing” experience here even more enjoyable, we offer a number of special educational opportunities FREE for kids and families! Come visit the Elizabeth Morse Genius Children’s Garden, which is open during normal Conservatory hours, the Play and Grow Garden, which is open Noon to 4:30 pm daily from March 15 to November 15, or visit us during one of our scheduled activity times. 




To learn about all the programs, events and activities taking place at the Conservatory this month, visit our Calendar page.



PLANTING SEEDS FOR LEARNING (Family Preschool Programs)

Morning Glories   

Morning Glories for Families

Every Monday Morning

Date: Year Round
Time: Drop in anytime between 10 am – Noon

No registration required.
Location: Elizabeth Morse Genius Children’s Garden or
Play and Grow Garden
Cost: Donations appreciated

Enjoy learning together with your little one during this weekly drop-in session. Activities are fun, interactive, and encourage children’s curiosity about the natural world. Children and their care-givers rotate to different stations around the Children’s Garden. Stations include planting projects, soil digging stations, tours, story-time, and more. Participation is free, but donations for material costs are appreciated.
Please note that while all children 5 years old and under are welcome to take part in Morning Glories with adult supervision, some projects are designed specifically for children ages 3-5 years old. Younger children are welcome to participate in all stations with the support of their care-givers. Adult supervision is required for participation in the Morning Glories Program. 



 More Information


For more information on Early Childhood Learning Programs or to volunteer in the Children's Garden email Audrey Sherer at or call (773) 638-1766 ext. 23.