Upcoming Special Events in the Forest Preserves

Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:

February 10 – March 25
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Asia in Bloom: The Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden
With more than 10,000 vibrant orchids, all blooming at once, this year’s Orchid Show will evoke the beauty and serenity of Asia. Fee applies. New: open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays (a cash bar will be available).
March 24
6:30 p.m.
Woodcock Sky Dance at Wolf Road Prairie; Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest
Watch the amazing aerial display of the male woodcock as he calls, swirls and tumbles in the sky at dusk. Registration required.
March 27
11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Spring Breakout Adventure at Rolling Knolls, Elgin
Calling all families, friends and youth organizations! Explore all this unique 56-acre preserve has to offer. Archery, exploring biodiversity, guided hikes, pond fishing, orienteering course or practice your frisbee technique with out 18-hole disc golf course. All equipment provided. Registration required for groups of 20 or more. All ages.
March 28 & 29
Wednesday & Thursday
9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Spring Break Camp: Mad Scientists! at Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills
Explore nature through hands-on experiments that promote science discovery through investigation and inquiry. Registration required. Ages 7-10; $20/child.