Things To Do
The Lurie Garden provides a rich palate of free educational experiences to a diverse group of people from all over the globe. Choose the option below that interests you!
The Lurie Garden is open 365 days a year from 6am-11pm. Stop by and stroll through the garden at your own pace. Brochures of the garden are available in the Millennium Park Welcome Center and provide an introduction to this oasis in downtown Chicago. For family visits, Look for Me in the Lurie Garden! worksheets in English and Spanish provide a adventure for children ages 3-6.
Discover the brilliance of this 5-acre urban sanctuary by attending hands-on family and adult workshops, lectures and guided tours. Our numerous classes range from garden-inspired art to horticulture classes. Each program encourages sustainability in your garden, promoting healthy lifestyles. Download our current brochure here. Register for classes here.
Arrange a memorable tour for your group at the Lurie Garden. These in-depth garden tours last approximately 1 hour. A nominal fee is requested for these customized tours. Please contact Melanie Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour. Tours must be scheduled one month in advance.
Experience birding in the heart of the city! The Lurie Garden’s plant diversity provides food and habitat for a rich variety of species. Join the Lurie Garden at one of our birding workshops or download the list of common bird visitors here.
School Field Studies
The Lurie Garden welcomes students and educators to engage in one of our field studies. Each program is committed to connecting students with cutting-edge design and responsible gardening practices in an urban environment. Contact LIbby Reed at email@example.com.
Art and Garden Tours
Offered in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, this tour investigates the ways that artists depict the natural world in works of art. The students discover the similarities and differences in art and landscape design. Students also consider how artists and landscape designers use color, line and shape as compositional elements in their work and discuss design elements in both locations. The Lurie Garden 45-minute tour follows 60-minute tour at The Art Institute.
Limit: 40 Students, Grades 6-12
Thursdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Schedule your Art and Garden Tour here.
These Lurie Garden programs are made possible by the generous support from these sponsors: