5797107665 b5d88fa59b bCHICAGO – Thanks to support from State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago), Garfield Park Conservatory will receive $749,500 for its Child Wild Nature Exploration Garden.

“The Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest, most beautiful botanical conservatories not just in Chicago, but in America,” Van Pelt said. “I am pleased that it is receiving the maximum amount in funding in order to support its facilities and exhibitions.”

Managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Illinois Public Museum Capital Grants Program is open to any museum operated by a local government or built on municipally owned land. The maximum grant award for projects is $750,000, and matching funds are often required based on museum attendance.

“The conservatory is not just a greenhouse, but an educational resource for residents in Westside communities and across the state,” Van Pelt said. “There are resources for people of all ages, including digital tours, lesson plans and tips on green living.”

A total of $19.7 million in grants will be distributed to 36 museums across the state for facility improvement and development of new exhibits.

Investments for the Illinois Public Museum Capital Grants Program are funded by Rebuild Illinois. Learn more here.

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