Nicholas at Night

Join us for a fun family event each month at NCG! Fun themes, community partners, lots of fun (and educational) activities, and more! Included with Nicholas Conservatory admission (Free for NCG members!)

Spring Sprouts

Saturday, March 10, 2018; 5:30pm - 7:30pm

It’s a great time to start thinking about your garden! Join us to plant seeds, learn about soil and composting, make garden markers, and get tips on how to start your garden! Thanks to our partners at University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners and Roots & Wings/Angelic Organics!

"What's Brewing with the Butterflies?"

Saturday, April 7, 2018; 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Did you know some butterflies prefer to drink fermented fruits? Join us for lots of fun for the whole family! Butterfly activities include a butterfly obstacle course, butterfly and moth selfie station, and native plant seed ball making. Prairie Street Brewhouse will be on hand for beer samples for adults and root beer for the kids!

Polynesian Pollinator Party!

Saturday, May 26, 2018; 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Explore the world of pollinators – luau-style! Join us for a tropical party to learn about pollinating insects and birds, design your own flower to take home, and so much more. And the butterfly exhibit is still here!