Class listings

Benefits of Managing Trees to Reduce Risk

This practical symposium will help you understand the risks resulting from tree decline and failure and plan to manage trees on public spaces to protect people and property. December 2, 2015, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at The Morton Arboretum.

Wonderful Winter Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 21 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

History of Trees in America

Discover how wood has contributed to literature, art, and American poetry at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for fall birds. Saturdays, September 19, October 17, November 7, OR December 5, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Gingerbread Tea Party (sold out)

Enjoy a cup of tea and sweet treats as we celebrate the holidays with a mother/daughter tea party at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 12, 2015, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge (sold out)

How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum, explore the three branches of our national government. 2 Sundays, December 6 and January 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or December 13 and January 17, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Winter Explorers 18-35 months

Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees where kids connect with nature in this sensory based winter program at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, January 12-February 2, 2016, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Wild Magnolias and Endangered Oaks: Collecting American Trees Before They Are Gone

Hear from two Arboretum botanists about their search for endangered American trees. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Adult Yoga

Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays, January 13-February 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or Thursdays, January 14-February 11, 2016, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Light & Exposure

Learn to creatively use light and examine the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and the seasons at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, January 14-28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2016, and 2 Saturdays, January 16-23, 2016, 8:00-11:00 a.m.