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CONNECT at Bernheim is Almost Here

A few colored leaves are popping through the green trees, school buses are making their rounds up and down Highway 245, and tomatoes are growing in our Edible Garden, which means one thing – August has arrived, which means it’s almost time for Bernheim’s annual collision of art, science, nature, and music – CONNECT at […]

Author Richard Louv to Share ‘Nature Rich Life’ Insights at Bernheim

Bernheim will be the site of one of two free lectures on Saturday, July 16 as part of A Day with Richard Louv. The lecture takes place from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Sunset Amphitheater. Louv is a New York Times best-selling author and expert on the importance of spending time in nature. His […]

Join us for SONICBernheim: Summer Solstice

Join us on Monday, June 20 from 7-10:30 p.m. for Bernheim’s first SONICBernheim of 2016 taking place at the edge of the Big Prairie near the Education Center. You won’t want to miss this site-specific lecture and performance series exploring the relationships between sound, music, and nature all while we celebrate the Summer Solstice. As […]

Join us for BloomFest!

What are you doing this weekend? Why not join us at BloomFest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring! The costume parade, naturalist-led discovery stations, local artisans, and food vendors are just some of the many activities available for everyone to enjoy. The day also coincides with our annual Spring Plant Sale, featuring Bernheim Select™ plants, a […]

Join in the Big Tree Hug Challenge

Bernheim is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for tree hugging, and you’re invited to help. On Saturday, June 4, 2016, Bernheim will attempt to break the record for most people hugging trees at the same place at the same time. Dubbed the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge, the Guinness World Record attempt will require […]

Join us for a Tree-rific Spring Break

Looking for a fun way to spend time with the kids during Spring Break?  Then join us for a Tree-rific Spring Break week Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8.   In conjunction with the Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat exhibit, Bernheim will offer a week of daily drop-in activities and guided programs to celebrate […]

New Exhibit to Shine Light on Endangered Trees

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is bringing the plight of trees to the public’s attention with a new traveling exhibit from The Morton Arboretum, Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat. The exhibit opens at Bernheim on March 15 and runs through July 5. The exhibit will be set up in and around the Two Ponds Loop […]

Bernheim: A Natural Muse

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Bernheim’s Artist in Residence program, the exhibition, Bernheim: A Natural Muse, showcases a selection of work from past and recent the artists in including the premier of four large paintings by Chicago artist Don Pollack which he recently completed. The show takes place at the Carnegie Center for […]