Activities and events for every age group occur year round at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Whether you're interested in learning more about our collection of contemporary sculpture, experiencing the most unique cocktail party of the season or helping to restore our prairie, we have something for you.

Coming Events

Programs and events at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park are sponsored, in part, by the generous assistance of individuals, corporations and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


3rd Annual afternoon of Kids, Colors, and Kites

When: Sunday, June 1  1-4 p.m.
Where: Begin in E-Lounge where you’ll create your design, then fly ‘em anywhere in the park!
Audience: Families (recommended for children 6 and older)
FEE: $8 per kite (all art supplies included)

Bring your family to the event that celebrates 3-dimensional objects that fly! Your kite will be a Tyvek and dowel sled-kite that even Charlie Brown could fly. You’ll  create a spectacular or scary or majestic or whatever design your imagination can conjure. Once you’ve finished, take it outside anywhere in our over 100 acres of prairie and fly it high!

Tours of the Park

Custom, individualized tours of the park are available by contacting the park staff at or 708.534.4486. More information about arranging a tour of the park for a group can be found at Visit the Park.

Docents provide guided tours of the park free of charge on select weekends between May and October. Check this page after March to see our schedule for 2014.

Autumn Art Odyssey: Autumn in New England

Autumn in New England: Art Odyssey 2014 


October 28 to November 2 

Join us for a fall adventure to some of the most iconic sculpture parks, museums, restaurants and hotels in New England. As the leaves change hue, share an unforgettable experience with fellow sculpture lovers. Those who have traveled with the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park(NMSP) before recognize that we offer authentic art experiences combined with exceptional value. 

Follow this link to a full color brochure with detailed itinerary and registration information.


*All activities are subject to change based on schedule and availability.