If you’re ever in Chicago and looking for something free- with free parking- the Conservatory is for you! We went when my mom was in town, and we were surprised at the size and the amount of plants housed there. We were able to catch the tale end of the spring flower show which produced some beautiful blooms. I think my favorite area was the fern room. There were some waterfalls trickling here and there, very Garden of Eden-ish, at least how I picture it!