Friendship Park ConservatoryAs our dependency on technology increases, we are losing nature’s place in our daily lives. The FPC staff is committed to the environment and offers programs that encourage the enjoyment of, engagement in and ability to learn more about nature!

Environmental education integrates academic disciplines, stimulates the academic and social growth of young people and promotes conservation of the natural environment. Join us at FPC for fun, nature-inspired programming!





My Mini and Me

My Mini and Me Series (Ages 2-6 with Adult)

My Mini and Me classes are geared towards quality time with your favorite little person(s) making nature based crafts and enjoying all the season has to offer. Each session brings new ideas and adventures. Sign up each child individually for one or multiple sessions. Adults are included at no charge!

Valentine’s Day Nature Craft

Wednesday, February 8 | 10:00-11:15 AM | R $20 NR $22
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Little Leprechauns

Wednesday, March 15 | 10:00-11:15 AM | R $20 NR $22
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Spring Planter

Wednesday, April 19 | 10:00-11:15 AM | R $20 NR $22
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Adult Programs

Nature Inspired Wall Decor (Ages 18+)

Create your own pollinator-inspired wall decor and one-of-a-kind piece of art! Nature artist Christina Lovering will guide you in choosing colors, and composing with 3D elements to make a decorative piece of art. In this workshop, you will learn how to make a unique shadow-box using decorative paper, charms, and beads. All materials are provided. No experience necessary. Please join us in the lovely Conservatory setting and converse with fellow nature and art lovers!

Tuesday, April 25 | 6:30-9:00 PM | R $35 NR $40
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Seed Starting and Garden Planning (Ages 16+)

Not sure what to plant, when to start the seeds, or how to keep your garden producing harvests all season? Greenhouse staff is here to help answer your questions and set you up for a successful growing season. Participants will be offered a selection of over a dozen seed varieties that we will start together and will also take home a reusable seed starting tray.

Wednesday, March 29 | 6:30-7:45 PM | R $25 NR $30
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English Garden Planter (Ages 16+)

Join us in the greenhouse and create your own early spring planter in the style of classic English gardens. We will supply a selection of plants grown by our greenhouse staff as well as soils, pots, and trowels.

Wednesday, April 12 | 6:30-7:45 PM | R $35 NR $40
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Earth Day – Open House

Come see our nature displays, visit the beautiful Atrium and see what the Conservatory is all about, including a peak into a real working Greenhouse!

Saturday, April 22 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Spring Plant Sale

Make sure to get your Mother’s Day plants and hanging baskets!

Friday, May 12 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, May 13 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation

–Save The Date–
Exclusive Early Plant Sale Fundraiser
Thursday, May 11 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Begins April 24


Puzzlepalooza! (Ages 16+)

Are puzzles your passion? Gather your team (up to 4 people) and “compete to complete” your puzzle faster than the others for the win and bragging rights! The same 500 piece puzzle is distributed to each team. For an extra “piece” of fun, try branding your team with a name and a theme. Prizes for the winning team, best team name/theme and more! Popcorn will be served. Register just one name per team.

Friday, April 28 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Team Fee $25
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