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Spring Home & Garden Workshops


Select Dates this Spring

Join us throughout April and May as we celebrate our new exhibit Our House and rethink our homes. Learn about making decisions that are sustainable for our environment and for your wallet at any one of the workshops in this series. Also, join us for workshops inspired by our Plants for Pollinators Sale and learn how you can help the bees and butterflies that call your yard home.

Upcoming Dates & Registration Information

  • Butterfly Gardening

    Sunday, April 30
    1 to 2:30pm

    Join our Nature Museum horticulturist to learn about what plants work best to attract and feed butterflies right in our own backyards.

    Cost: $20/member, $25/non-member

    Price Options

  • Raindrop Roundup: Stormwater Management in Chicago

    Wednesday, May 10
    6 to 7:30 pm

    Fight back against water pollution and basement floods! Learn how Chicago handles its stormwater and what steps you can take to protect your own home and the aquatic environments around us using tools inspired by nature.

    Cost: $15/member, $25/non-member

    Price Options
  • Pollinator Hotels

    Saturday, May 13
    1 to 2:30pm

    Before you bring home your plants from our annual Plants for Pollinators sale, join us for this special workshop. Build your own ‘bug hotel’, and learn how to make pollinators feel at home right in your own garden.

    Cost: $20/member, $25/non-member

    Price Options

  • Gear Up for Summer Electricity

    Wednesday, May 24
    6 to 7:30 pm

    Sunday, June 4
    2 to 3:30 pm

    Do you know how much electricity you use every day? Gear up for the summer heat
    with these tips to manage your power usage without broiling.

    Cost: $15/member, $25/non-member

    Price Options - May 24

    Price Options - June 4

Advance registration is encouraged. Questions? Email or

If you need to cancel, you must email Cancellations must be made at least 15 days prior to the programs to receive a refund or to transfer to another date of the same program. No refunds or transfers will be available less than 15 days prior to a program’s start date. The Nature Museum reserves the right to cancel programs at any time, in which case a refund for any paid program fees would be available.

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