Must See Attractions
The Nature Museum helps urban dwellers to connect to the natural world through scientific learning and environmental programs.
You can visit the Nature Museum online and explore these great fun and educational programs: The Butterfly Lab, My Water Supply, City Science Mural, Hands-On Habitat, Bird Alert, Environmental Central.
A great online magazine featuring a comprehensive calendar of events, seasonal gardening tips, gardener's resources and much more.
The Chicago Botanic Garden is actually 26 gardens in one! From the romantic English Walled Garden to the wild Midwestern Prairie, specialty gardens and native habitat areas show the diverse beauty of nature.
Has been promoting gardens and gardening since 1890. The Society's flower shows
, victory gardens, horticultural lectures and more have touched generations of Chicagoans. With the ground-breaking for the Chicago Botanic Garden in 1965 and its opening in 1972, the Society created a permanent site on which to carry out its mission. That mission encompasses three important components: collections, education and research.
An educational resource intended to grow, display, and document plant materials of both ornamental and scientific interest suited to the environment of the Chicago lakefront. The Botanic Garden will thereby provide a campus environment rich in horticultural diversity and beauty that can be appreciated readily by the University and the surrounding community.