Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:
|May 24 – September 1
|Butterflies & Blooms at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. This exhibition is filled with species native to North and South America, Asia and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois. Ticket Fee Applies.
5:30pm – 8:00 pm
Head out to our summer concert series and participate in group jam sessions, learn about making instruments from natural and recycled materials and enjoy concerts by local musicians.
7:30pm – 8:30pm
|Bats: Night Stalkers at Trailside Museum, River Forest
Learn about these mysterious flying mammals and see live bats outside using special equipment. Adults & children ages 8 & up.
1:00pm – 4:00 pm
|Monarchs and More at Cummings Square, River Forest
Celebrate all things monarch! We’ll explore their migratory patterns, learn about plants help and attract them and more. Create your own memory to take home!
|Films in the Forest at Deer Grove, Palatine
“Jens Jensen: The Living Green” (not rated) A century ago, a rebellious Dane, Jens Jensen rose from street sweeper to “dean of landscaping architects” to pioneering conservationist. His story dramatizes an environmental battle that lasted five decades, culmination in the creation of the nation’s first urban national park.