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Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

The Model Railroad Garden delights visitors of all ages with the sights and sounds of garden-scale trains traversing bridges and trestles, past miniature scenes of America's best-loved landmarks and beautiful gardens planted to scale. From June 7-Aug. 30, the exhibition stays open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; special evening hours Wednesdays, June 10–Aug. 26 until 8 p.m
Cost: $6, $5 seniors, $4 kids 3-12, free kids under 3; $1 discount for members

Family Drop-In Activities in the Nature Play Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Learn about how plants grow and the animals you might find at the Garden. Pollinate flowers, compost with worms, build a life-sized bird nest, explore underwater life and more. Activities vary from week to week.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (June 3-Aug. 27); 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sept. 2-Oct. 1).
Cost: Free; parking fee varies, check website

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