Macy's Out of this World Flower Show

Macy's Out of this World Flower Show

Macy's annual Chicago flower show has taken on a cosmic theme that is truly out of this world. Journey to Paridisios, Operation: Inspiration is a two week celebration of springtime, flowers, and how we experience floral creativity.

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Journey to Paradisios rocket plume floral display. Photo: Macy's

Seven floral displays allow you to walk in the footsteps of R.H. Macy IV, the fictional astronaut in Macy's sci-fi story Journey to Paradisios, and art, fashion, and space themed events demonstrate the myriad of ways plants fit into our lives here on Earth and in outer space.

Cosmic Events:

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Seminar: Flowers of the Universe with the Adler Planetarium, March 25th
Adler astronomer, Mark Hammergren, shares cosmic images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope that resemble flora and fauna here on planet Earth.

Macy's State Street
7th Floor, Frango Cafe
111 North State Street
Noon-1 p.m.
MSI's Dr. Voula Saridakis discusses the technology and achievements made by man to travel to the Moon and beyond.
Macy's State Street
7th Floor, Frango Cafe
111 North State Street
Noon-1 p.m.
Kids will have the chance at virtual spaceship building during this special physics based flight simulation class.
Macy's State Street
1st Floor and Frango Cafe, 7th Floor
111 North State Street
Noon-2 p.m.
The Adler Planetarium will be hosting an astronaut training camp for the afternoon which features a special robot performance.
Macy's State Street
Kids Department, 5th Floor
111 North State Street
1-3 p.m.
Galactic Gardening
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If you can't make it downtown for any of the events, try your hand at creating a galactic garden with Macy's virtual deep space terrarium. You can save and share your creation with friends online.
Design and Fashion Displays
In addition to the incredible floral displays around the store, Macy's has dressed up its State Street windows with Journey to Paridisios themed designs. Students from Columbia College Chicago created original fashion designs inspired by visions of Paradisios and space travel. These designs are housed in fashion pods throughout the 7th floor of the store.

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