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Garfield Park Conservatory offers a wide range of engaging and fun programs for all ages. Click on the links above to get specific information on upcoming programs and events. Still have questions?

 

Call us at 317-327-7183 or Call Customer Service at 317-327-PARK

 

 

 

 

 

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Urban Bird Walk

Date: Saturday, September 11

Time: 8:00-9:30 am

Fee: $5 Ages: All

Garfield Park, while being an urban park, is also a home to lots of wildlife. Join a park naturalist on a walk through the park in search of birds. Whether you've never been on a bird walk before or consider yourself an expert birder, this is open to all. Remember to wear your walking shoes and bring binoculars.

 

Gather in the Garden: Harvest

Date: Saturday, September 11

Time: 2:00 pm

Fee:  FREE Ages: ALL

 

Join our naturalist as they lead visitors through caring for one of our raised bed gardens. Participants will learn about seasonal garden care and maintenance through this hands-on program. Come ready to harvest! Registration is not required.

 

Nature T-Shirts

Date: Sunday, September 12

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Fee:  $3 Ages: All

Join us in the Blake's Garden and bring a dark or bright colored, 100% cotton t-shirt. Will use natural materials to make a one-of-a-kind design. Registration required.

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, September 14

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Fee:  $5 Ages: 2-5

 

Join us for a fun program where little ones learn about animals and nature! This program includes: stories, games, crafts and outdoor exploration. Registration is required and includes 1 adult per child. 

Sunken Biergarten

Date: Thursday, September 16

Time: 5:30-8:30 pm

Fee:  FREE Ages: All

 

Critter Chat

Date: Saturday, September 18

Time: 2:30 pm

Fee:  FREE Ages: ALL

 

Drop by Blake’s Garden to meet and learn about one of our resident critters. No registration is needed.

 

Garden Storytime

Date: Friday, September 24

Time: 10:00 am

Fee: FREE  Ages: All Ages (but geared toward Pre-K/Elem)

 

Join us in Blake’s Children’s Garden as we learn about nature through a story reading. After the reading children are encouraged to stay and explore the garden. This program is free, and no registration is required.

 

Little Explorers: Leaf Peeping

Date: Wednesday, September 29

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Fee:  $5 Ages: 2-5

 

Calling all little ones who are ready to explore! Join us as we take a short walk around the park, exploring nature as we go. We will also have activities and crafts available during or after the walk. This month’s theme is fall and foliage! Registration required.

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Garfield Park Oktoberfest

Date: Saturday, October 2

Time: 4:00-8:00 pm

Fee:  FREE Ages: All

 

Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Garfield Park Arts Center, Garfield Brewery, and German American Klub with a German Biergarten in the park! Celebrate this annual German festival in Garfield Park’s Sunken Gardens, and enjoy live music, German dance performances from die Fledermäuschen Tanzgruppe, art activities, games, German food, and beer! The Garfield Brewery will unveil their traditional Oktoberfest beer, along with a few other varieties and wine for non-beer drinkers.

 

Little Explorers: Nighttime Animals

Date: Friday, October 8

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Fee:  $5 Ages: 2-5

 

Calling all little ones who are ready to explore! Join us as we take a short walk around the park, exploring nature as we go. We will also have activities and crafts available during or after the walk. This month’s theme is nighttime animals. Registration required.

 

Urban Bird Walk

Date: Saturday, October 9

Time: 8:00-9:30 am

Fee: $5 Ages: All

Garfield Park, while being an urban park, is also a home to lots of wildlife. Join a park naturalist on a walk through the park in search of birds. Whether you've never been on a bird walk before or consider yourself an expert birder, this is open to all. Remember to wear your walking shoes and bring binoculars.

               

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, October 12

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Fee:  $5 Ages: 2-5

 

Join us for a fun program where little ones learn about animals and nature! This program includes: stories, games, crafts and outdoor exploration. Registration is required and includes 1 adult per child. 

 

Garden Storytime

Date: Thursday, October 14

Time: 10:00 am

Fee: FREE  Ages: All Ages (but geared toward Pre-K/Elem)

 

Join us in Blake’s Children’s Garden as we learn about nature through a story reading. After the reading children are encouraged to stay and explore the garden. This program is free, and no registration is required.

 

Critter Chat

Date: Saturday, October 23

Time: 2:30 pm

Fee:  FREE Ages: ALL

 

Drop by Blake’s Garden to meet and learn about one of our resident critters. No registration is needed.

Garfield Park Spooky Stroll

Date: Wednesday, October 27

Time:  5:30-7:30 pm

Fee:  $5 per child

Ages: ALL (only participating children need to register)

 

Take a not-so-spooky stroll at Garfield Park with your little monsters this Halloween season. Join us for a fun-filled evening starting with a stroll through the creepy Conservatory, followed by carnival games and goodies from the Burrello Family Center, and Halloween crafts from the Garfield Park Arts Center. Spooktacular, family-friendly performances will serenade you in the Sunken Garden as you participate in trick-or-treating with local community partners. We can’t wait to celebrate Halloween with your family at Garfield Park!

 

Registration opens October 1st. Pre-register for each child (adults get in free, but will not receive crafts or goodies). Drop-in anytime during event hours, but we suggest no later than 7pm to allow enough time to enjoy the event. Costumes are encouraged. Wear comfortable shoes to walk in, and dress appropriately for the weather. Please note that there are no public restrooms on site.

Haunted Conservatory

Date: Thursday, October 28

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Fee:  $2 per person Ages: ALL (recommended for ages 8+)

 

For one night only! Get spooked as you walk through the Haunted Conservatory, complete with scary music, decoration and ghouls! (recommended for ages 8+) Registration is not required. Note: Event includes the use of strobe lights and artificial fog.

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Natural Wreaths

Date: Thursday, November 4

Time: 5:30-6:30 pm

Fee:  $14 Ages: ALL

 

Make a fall or holiday wreath using natural materials, ribbons and other assorted items. This would be perfect for your front door or as a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. You can also bring your own natural materials or charms to add to your wreath. Participants will register for each wreath being made. You can make one as a family or do several individually.

 

Herbal Soaps

Date: Saturday, November 6

Time: 10:00-11:30 am

Fee:  $5 Ages: 16 and up

 

Join the Herb Society of Central Indiana for an opportunity to learn more about soap making. Program will include recipes, handouts and a hands-on workshop. Registration is required.

 

Critter Chat

Date: Saturday, November 6

Time: 2:30 pm

Fee:  FREE Ages: ALL

 

Drop by Blake’s Garden to meet and learn about one of our resident critters. No registration is needed.

 

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, November 9

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Fee:  $5 Ages: 2-5

 

Join us for a fun program where little ones learn about animals and nature! This program includes: stories, games, crafts and outdoor exploration. Registration is required and includes 1 adult per child. 

 

Conservatory Crossing

Dates: November 26 – January 2

Times: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Sundays  1:00-5:00 pm (Nov) 1:00-8:00 pm (Dec)

Fees: $4 person | $10 family (2 adults max.)

Come enjoy our winter wonderland!  See the Conservatory decked out in its holiday best with a brilliant display of poinsettias, model trains and village, and thousands of twinkling lights. 

The display will be open until 8pm on Sundays in December. Don’t miss this special time to enjoy the lights throughout the display.

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