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

  Check out our Young Artist Sculpture Projects downloadable PDF - and by young we mean: we're all young at heart when it comes to making art - have fun on your own or with the kids. Post pictures of your results and tag us on Instagram so we can all share the results!

 #thenate  

#thenatechallenge

@_thenate_ 

And on Facebook: @nathan.manilow.sculpture.park 

https://www.facebook.com/nathan.manilow.sculpture.park/

 

Covid19banner

 

As we begin to reopen theNate to our GSU community on June 1, 2020, our primary concern is the health and safety of our visitors. If you do choose to visit theNate, please remember:

  • Hours to visit are from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday. The restrooms at the “A North” entrance (see map) are designated for use by visitors to theNate – please do not enter other buildings, entrances, or locations. Wash your hands.
  • Practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet of distance between yourself and others; face coverings are required while on campus - wear a mask; wash your hands.
  • Please stay home if you are sick or feeling any symptoms, such as fever, coughing, troubled breathing, and/or other flu-like symptoms;
  • Visit alone or with members of your household;
  • Stay local and visit parks that are closest to where you live;
  • If you arrive at theNate or any other park and crowds are forming, please move to another area or return another time/day to visit; and
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper arm/elbow. 

downloadable PDF

reopenMap.restroom

 

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:

www.instagram.com/_thenate_

www.facebook.com/nathan.manilow.sculpture.park/