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Courses for Children

  • Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays or Fridays, November 2016, through March 2017, (except November 25, December 23.and January 18), 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn about the amazing way of life and history of the Pottawatomie people who once lived in Illinois. (Canceled) Sunday, January 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) 4 Tuesdays, January 12-February 2, 2016, 9:30-10:45 a.m.Four Tuesdays, January 17 through February 7, 2017, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, January 19 through February 9, 2017, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • How much do you know about government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units. (Sold Out)Two Sundays, December 11 and January 15, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., OR February 5 and March 5, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries. (Sold Out) Two Sundays, December 4 and January 8 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., OR February 5 and March 5 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays or Fridays, November 2016, through March 2017, (except November 25, December 23.and January 18), 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Explore the geology at The Morton Arboretum while earning your merit badge. Use a topographic map to determine elevation. Sunday, February 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tweet, drum and shake and explore all of the sounds of nature in this sensory-based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, March 8, or Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Tweet, drum, shake and explore all of the sounds of nature in this sensory-based program at the Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, March 7, or Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a keepsake, light-up gnome home of your own at The Morton Arboretum. Weekends November 2016 through March 2017, Times vary between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. Two Sundays, March 19, and April 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. .