Activities and events for every age group occur year round at theNate. Instagramers impress their followers with the unique shots of art and nature at theNate; Outdoor and Fitness Enthusiasts enjoy walking, jogging and exploring the grass paths through 100 acres of open landscape; Art Lovers visit this important world-class collection often - always finding something new; Nature Experts of all ages celebrate the Illinois prairie restoration of the Butterfly Ranch, chronicling the abundant Illinois native plants, insects, birds and animals. Join us for one of our community events, or explore on your own using the free Otocast app on your smart phone.

2020 Calendar of Events at theNate

These are our annual events, our traditions we enjoy sharing with you every year, plus a few BIG ones you won't want to miss! 

 click here for a downloadable pdf: CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2020 for theNate and the Visual Arts Gallery at GSU. Most events are free and open to the public, parking free, and the Metra Electric Line connects us to Millennium Park Station in Chicago. 

Stay up-to-date on new events through our website and social media pages: