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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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Take and Explore: WINTER

Date: Saturdays in January

Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm

Fee: $4 per child  Ages: 5-10

Bring the kids to the park to enjoy some time exploring outside and learning about winter. Packets can be picked up at the Conservatory front desk and activities/crafts can be done throughout the park. Packets will be geared towards ages 5-10, but all ages are welcome to participate. Please register 1 spot for each packet needed. Packets can be picked up anytime during program time.

 

Critter Chat

Date: Saturday, January 9

Time: 2:00 - 2:30 pm

Fee: Free, Drop-in  Ages: All

Drop by Blake’s Garden to meet one of our resident critters. No registration needed, however participants will need to practice social distance protocols when visiting the garden.

Jungle Tales - Hybrid

Date: Tuesday, January 12

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Fee: $4 per child  Ages: 2-5

Try out our modified program for a fun, self-guided activity for little ones. Registered participants can pick up a packet that includes craft and activity materials to enjoy in the park or at home. Program will also include a digital recording of the month’s story emailed the day prior to the program. Packets will be distributed in a drive-up setting during program time.

Early Morning Photography

Date: Saturday, January 30

Time: 8:30 - 10:00 am

Fee: $5 per person  Ages: Adult

Don't miss this opportunity to practice your photography skills in the morning before the Conservatory opens. The Conservatory is home to tropical orchids, palms, ferns and so much more! Each photographer will be allowed a tripod during this event. Make sure to register, as space is limited.

 

Jungle Tales 

Date: Tuesday, February 9

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Fee: $4 per child  Ages: 2-5

Join us for a fun indoor or outdoor program (weather dependent) where preschoolers and kindergarteners learn about the jungle or local nature! This program includes: stories, games, crafts and outdoor exploration. Registration will be capped at 6 children who can attend with one adult each, to allow for social distancing.

Program may be switched to a hybrid, packet pick-up depending on local restrictions.

Take and Explore: WINTER ANIMALS

Date: Saturdays in February

Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm

Fee: $4 per child  Ages: 5-10

Bring the kids to the park to enjoy some time exploring outside and learning about winter. Packets can be picked up at the Conservatory front desk and activities/crafts can be done throughout the park. Packets will be geared towards ages 5-10, but all ages are welcome to participate. Please register 1 spot for each packet needed. Packets can be picked up anytime during program time.

Critter Chat

Date: Saturday, February 13

Time: 2:00 - 2:30 pm

Fee: Free, Drop-in  Ages: All

Drop by Blake’s Garden to meet one of our resident critters. No registration needed, however participants will need to practice social distance protocols when visiting the garden.

Sweetie Stroll

Date: Sunday, February 14

Fee: $7 per person Ages: Adult

Make plans to enjoy an evening stroll in the candlelit Conservatory this Valentine’s Day. After looking at our tropical plant collection, pick up a goodie bag with tropical treats to enjoy at home.

 

Due to capacity restrictions, admission must be purchased in advance.

Registration will open on Monday, January 4 at 10 am.

Sweets To-Go

Pick Up Dates: Friday, February 12 - Sunday, 14

Fee: $10 per packet Ages: Adult

 

Staying in this Valentine’s Day? Pick up a goodie bag of sweet treats from the tropics and enjoy during an at-home date night. Bag will include information about the plants that produce the tasty ingredients we enjoy. Each pack is designed to serve 2 people. Registration opens Monday, January 4 at 10 am.

 

Pick up: Friday, February 12-Sunday February 14 during regular Conservatory hours.

Coffee and Conservation

Date: Saturday, February 20

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $5 per person  Ages: Adult

Join us as we discover the history of coffee and gain a greater appreciation for one of our favorite beverages. Learn more about how coffee can be grown in harmony with the rainforest and protect Indiana native migratory birds. Program attendees will have a chance to see our Conservatory coffee trees. Bring your own coffee. Share what coffee companies/varieties are your favorites! Bring a mask for when social distancing is not possible. The class has been limited to 6 people, so proper social distancing can occur. Registration required.

 

Jungle Tales 

Date: Tuesday, March 9

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Fee: $4 per child  Ages: 2-5

Join us for a fun indoor or outdoor program (weather dependent) where preschoolers and kindergarteners learn about the jungle or local nature! This program includes: stories, games, crafts and outdoor exploration. Registration will be capped at 6 children who can attend with one adult each, to allow for social distancing.

Program may be switched to a hybrid, packet pick-up depending on local restrictions.

Take and Explore: SPRING

Date: Saturdays in March

Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm

Fee: $4 per child  Ages: 5-10

Bring the kids to the park to enjoy some time exploring outside and learning about winter. Packets can be picked up at the Conservatory front desk and activities/crafts can be done throughout the park. Packets will be geared towards ages 5-10, but all ages are welcome to participate. Please register 1 spot for each packet needed. Packets can be picked up anytime during program time.

 

Bird Walk

Date: Saturday, March 20

Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am

Fee: $5  Ages: 3 and up

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. Registration is required. Please remember to wear your walking shoes and bring binoculars if you have them.

 

Critter Chat

Date: Saturday, March 20

Time: 2:00 - 2:30 pm

Fee: Free, Drop-in  Ages: All

Drop by Blake’s Garden to meet one of our resident critters. No registration needed, however participants will need to practice social distance protocols when visiting the garden.

Early Bulb Show Photography

Date: Saturday, March 6

Time: 8:30 - 10:00 am

Fee: $7 per person  Ages: Adult

Don't miss this opportunity to practice your photography skills in the morning before the Conservatory opens. The Conservatory is full of beautiful spring tulips, daffodils and hyacinths of many colors, plus tropical orchids, palms, ferns and so much more! Each photographer will be allowed one tripod during this event. Make sure to register, as space is limited.

Spring Bulb Show

Date: Friday, March 5 - Friday March 12

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

1:00 - 5:00 pm - Sundays

Fee: $4 per person  Ages: All

It is springtime at the Garfield Conservatory! Come see our stunning display of tulips and other spring blooms against the backdrop of our permanent tropical collection.

The bulbs from the display will be for sale beginning March 13 at 10am.

Gnome Away from Home

Date: Saturday, March 20 - April 3

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

1:00 - 5:00 pm - Sundays

Fee: $4 per person  Ages: All

It's spring break and garden gnomes from far and wide have gathered at the Conservatory! See this whimsical display of garden gnomes and try to spot them all! Contact the staff in February for information about loaning a gnome to be part of the display.

 

Gnome and Fairy House Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 27

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am

Fee: $12    Ages: 4-12

Join us as we celebrate our Gnome Away from Home Show! Bring your creativity and have some fun making small gnome and fairy houses and figures out of natural objects. Registration required by March 23rd.

Class participants will have their own work station with craft materials. Hot glue will be used and parents are asked to supervise or assist their children in using it. Each registrant will have their own hot glue gun. The only shared materials will be the natural materials provided to make the gnome and fairy houses.

 

Make & Take: Gnome Bank

Date: Tuesday, March 30

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Fee: $10    Ages: 4-10

Get inspired by our gnome display and paint your own ceramic gnome bank to take home. All supplies will be provided. Fee also includes admission for one adult. Registration required.