Get Growing Expo

Location: South Carousel Plaza

Date: June 18-20, 2021

Learn about all things plants – outdoors and in-person! Plant experts will be on-hand to teach you how to maximize your green space. Visit interactive garden vignettes to teach planting basics, learn how to plant your own vegetable garden, build a terrarium to take home, and shop from Plant Truck Chicago.

The Get Growing Expo is a visual shopping tour of gardening, greening, floral and home-related ideas. The show presents thought provoking, artistic, and realistic gardens to inspire visually, show you how you can do it in your own green space, and motivate you to impact that space.

Between June 18 and June 20, Brookfield Zoo guests will be able to learn about so many ways to turn your thumb greener, including:
* Interactive garden vignettes
* Containers with small-space ideas
* Native plant varieties
* Learn how to plant a vegetable garden
* Educational workshops
* Build your own terrarium
* Shop plants from Plant Truck Chicago

Please note that the Get Growing Expo is included in admission to Brookfield Zoo on June 18, June 19, and June 20. Please reserve your admission and parking online before arriving and be aware of all current safety and health guidelines while at the zoo.

For more information about the Get Growing Foundation, click here.

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To show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, the Chicago Zoological Society is offering free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, and retired members of the military. Qualified personnel who present a valid ID will be admitted free of charge. Just make sure you reserved your timed ticket beforehand.