Activities

Botany Labs

Family Botany Labs are a great way to spend time with your child! Explore science and nature together through fun hands on activities and experiments.


Yoga

Strengthen, stretch, and gently tone your way to a healthy mind, body, and soul with gentle flow yoga. This class is open for all levels of experience. Bring a yoga mat and water, and wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement.


Kids Yoga

In a world of video games, iPads, computers, and smart phones, children are losing the art of
healthy play. With yoga as the foundation, these classes explore story-telling, theme activities, and
will engage the natural energy of your young yogi. Classes explore yoga poses, breathing exercises,
self-expression, positive thinking, and environmental awareness.


Young Horizons

This class offers child and adult learning and creating together with the Conservatory’s beautiful foliage, butterflies, and the many treasures found in this tropical setting that will excite your visual creativity.

Young eyes and youthful minds will be stimulated to learn the joy of interesting subject matter. Students will be introduced to using various dry mediums; pastels, pencils, and chalk. Each class member will receive a certificate of completion, and a family showing with artwork displayed at the Conservatory one week after the class.

The class is taught by local artist Charlotte Hackin, an internationally recognized and prizewinning artist.

Dates: March 11 - April 1, 2017; June 10 - July 8, 2017


Breakfast with the Butterflies

April 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29, 30

Join us for a unique and intimate breakfast experience with the butterflies at Nicholas Conservatory.  Begin your morning with a delicious breakfast provided by Granite City, meet our lovely Butterfly Fairy and enjoy fun butterfly craft. Children will receive a gift from the butterfly fairy. Your morning will end with a trip through our Simply Spring Exhibit seeing native and tropical butterflies up close and personal. All attendees must register. $14 residents of Winnebago County, $16 non-residents. Children age four & under $6 residents, $8 non-residents.

Sponsored by Granite City Food & Brewery


Mom & Me Tea

May 13, 2017: 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Don your afternoon tea attire and join us for a unique and intimate afternoon tea party at Nicholas Conservatory.  Begin your afternoon with some sweet treats, tea and juice. Your tea time will include a trip through our Simply Spring Butterfly Exhibit seeing native and tropical butterflies up close and personal. All are welcome! All attendees must register $14 residents of Winnebago County, $16 non-residents. Children age four and under $7 residents, $8 non-residents.