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Slippery, Slimy, Scaly-1st-2nd grade

Dive into the slippery, slimy, scaly world of reptiles and amphibians! From tadpoles to snakes, salamanders to toads, find out what these cold-blooded creatures are all about at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. Multiple sections.

Adventures in Art-3rd-4th grade

Paint, draw, color, and sculpt your way through the Arboretum. Create masterpieces daily to showcase in an end-of-the-week art show at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Herpetology-7th-8th grade

Discover herpetology, the fascinating study of reptiles and amphibians. Learn about habitats and lifestyles of local herps at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting July 6. Multiple sections.

Adventures on the Prairie 3rd-4th grade

Experience life on the prairie just like Addie and her brothers in the book Addie Across the Prairie. Explore the Schulenburg Prairie, play games and discover what it’s like to live each day surrounded by a “sea of grass" at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 13. Multiple sections.

NEW 3D Art-5th-8th grade

Get inspired and create your own nature sculptures. Learn techniques and use tools of contemporary artists to create your own works of art each day at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Birds, Bats, & Butterflies-3rd-4th grade

How do animals and insects fly? Read stories and play games to learn how different animals fly, where they live, and how they use trees and other plants for shelter and food at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Tree Pose Yoga-4-6 years

Experience nature from a new angle through fun animal and tree yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! Mondays, May-June, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Mondays, July-September, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Forest Forts-3rd-4th grade

Design and build forts inspired by trees. Study trees up close and uncover their unique characteristics. Build a mini tree fort village as a group. Each child takes home their own mini tree fort at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Nature’s Superheroes-kindergarten

Who are nature’s superheroes? Explore the science behind superheroes like Spiderman and Batman. See how spiders spin webs and bats fly at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Squishy, Squashy-kindergarten

Put on your artist hat. Paint and sculpt squishy frogs, textured turtles, and slippery fish. Learn about these wetland critters and develop artistic skill at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.