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Courses for Children

  • Each day we will hike, read stories, and play in this 4–week sensory based outdoor adventure at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, September 7 through 28, 2017, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Learn how to study, protect and conserve soil and water resources in this merit badge class at The Morton Arboretum. Two Sundays, October 22 and December 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays or Fridays November 2017 through March, 2018, 11:00 to 11:45 a.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 3 and January 7, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, February 4 and March 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy a cup of tea and sweet treats as we celebrate the holidays with a tea party at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., or 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
  • 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. (SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 3 and January 7, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or December 10 and January 14, 1:00 to 3:30 p.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 10 and January 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, February 4 and March 4, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays or Fridays November 2017 through March, 2018, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, January 11 through February 1, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees at The Morton Arboretum.Four Tuesdays, January 9 through 30, 2018, 9:30 to 10:45 a.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 3 and January 7, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, February 4 and March 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.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 10 and January 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, February 4 and March 4, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • We’ll take a hike, sing songs, listen to stories and even sample some treats in this sensory-based program all about the trees that give us chocolate at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • We’ll take a hike, sing songs, listen to stories and even sample some treats in this sensory-based program all about the trees that give us chocolate at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 14, or Thursday, February 15, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Explore the geology at The Morton Arboretum while earning your merit badge. Sunday, February 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Hunt for clovers and explore the colors of the rainbow in this sensory-based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, March 7, or Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Hunt for clovers and explore the colors of the rainbow in this sensory-based program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, March 6, or Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. Two Sundays, March 18, and April 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays or Fridays November 2017 through March, 2018, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.