The 2020 Chicago Flower and Garden Show presents “20/20 Focus on Flowers”, a fresh experience for gardening enthusiasts of all ages and expertise.

The annual Show will kick-off the region’s gardening season by inspiring, educating, motivating and entertaining patrons with stunning gardens, “how to” seminars, a marketplace of the latest gardening trends and products, a culinary stage, new nightly themed events, and much more. 

New to the 2020 Chicago Flower & Garden Show:

Bask in the must-see display of floral quilts and quilt-pattern garden of flowers

• Experience a rare look at a locktender wife’s garden 

• Enjoy the magnificent selection of more than 700 plant varieties, including a new exclusive Wave Petunia!

• Be among the first to see new technology for outdoor spaces in unique rooftop exhibits. 

• View stunning floral fashions by local designers 

• Tour the one-of-a-kind Plant Truck Chicago, a mobile garden boutique

• Get ideas for small spaces and parkway gardens with an original exhibit. 

• Stay for the new, nightly Spring Fling events featuring live music, craft beer, local wineries, distilleries and more. 

The 2020 Show also brings back:

 • the popular Potting Parties, container garden make and take workshops; 

• Garden Gourmet stage featuring culinary demonstration by top Chefs; 

• free Kids Activity Garden with fun, experience-based learning activities 

• Horticulture Photography Competition; and • Tablescapes Exhibit, featuring creative ideas for the dining table presented by leading interior and floral designers.

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show will be held at Navy Pier 600 Grand Ave., Festival Hall A & B, Wed., March 18 – Sat., March 21; visit www.ChicagoFlower.com for details


And now...the schedule for FREE Museum Days in Chicago!  Check the selected museum websites for admission and updated programming schedule. 

 Adler Planetarium:

Jan. 7-9, 20-22, Feb. 4-6, 11-13, 17-20, March 9-12, April 20-23, May 10-16, June 2,9,16, August 22-23, 31, Sept. 1-4, Oct. 12-15, Nov. 11,17-19, Dec. 4-6

Brookfield Zoo:  

Free Admission Thursdays, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 2/29/2020

Art Institute of Chicago:  

Free Admission every Wednesday evening from 5pm-8pm

Chicago Botanic Garden:

Free Admission every Tuesday


Chicago Children’s Museum: 

Free First Sunday of the month

Chicago Cultural Center:

Free Admission everyday

Chicago History Museum: 1/20, 2/17, 3/4, 7/4

Free Admission every Tuesday from 2:pm-9pm( Illinois Resident Free Days)

DuSable Museum of African Art: Free Admission every Tuesday

Field Museum:  Free Admission February 1-29, 2020

Lincoln Park Zoo: Free Admission Daily

Shedd Aquarium:  Free Admission Jan. 16-20, Feb. 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28an

Museum of Contemporary Art:

Free Admission every Tuesday For Illinois Residents

Museum of Science and Industry: 

Free Admission for Illinois Residents Feb. 3-6, 10-13, 18-20, 24-27