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Bus Tours and Trips

Kokomo Trip

The discovery of hundreds of natural gas wells in Indiana in the 1880s brought many entrepreneurs and glass factories to the area. This tour will visit one of the oldest operating glass factories, the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company, who supplied glass to great artists such as Louis Tiffany, J & R Lamb, and John LaFarge, and continues to make beautiful glass today. Watch the process of making sheet glass, blown glass, and glass beads, then visit their OP Shop to purchase items produced by local artisans. Lunch is included. Following lunch, we will head back to KOG for an Alcohol Ink and Glass workshop, where you’ll create your very own glass art. Join us on this exciting trip! Reserve your spot today.

$140 (Members $112)
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Register by March 16.



Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

Join us as we travel to Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park for their annual Fred and Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition; the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. Enjoy the sight of tropical butterflies from around the world flying freely in the Tropical Conservatory. Lunch is on your own in the Taste of the Gardens Café, followed by time to explore on your own, including the most recent addition to Meijer Gardens—the Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden.

$46 (Members $36)
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Register by April 5.


Wildflowers, Waterfalls and Warblers

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Chicago Green Roof Tour

The Chicago Green Roof Tour is back! We are privileged to once again get on the world-famous green roof of Chicago City Hall, and the garage rooftop Lurie Garden, designed by Piet Oudolf. After lunch on your own in Millenium Park, we head to the 20,000 square foot rooftop garden at McCormick Place!


$125 (Members $100)
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Register by May 10.



Got Water?
In an effort to reduce the plastic at Fernwood and in the landfills, as you head to Fernwood on a day hike or bus tour, we encourage you to bring your own refillable water vessel. Fernwood thanks you, and the environment will thank you too!