Courses for Families

  • Learn about birds and decorate a wooden birdhouse to take home at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Saturday, February 25, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., or 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Take a guided hike to learn the history of maple tapping and see how it’s done at The Morton Arboretum! (Registration is Closed) Saturday, March 18, or Sunday, March 19, 2017, Multiple start times 10:00 a.m. to noon.
  • 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.
  • Celebrate Earth Day with tea and sweet treats, then plant and decorate your own tea cup planter to take home. Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum to explore the night's theme with a tram ride, activities, and a hike. Fridays, May 5 or June 2, or Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Join us for a campout designed especially for families! Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun at The Morton Arboretum! Friday, June 16 through Saturday June 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram ride adventure through the Arboretum! The first Wednesday of each Month, April 5 Through October 4, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
  • Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays and Fridays, April through October, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (except April 28)
  • Rent a self-guided family backpack that will enhance your visit to The Morton Arboretum. Daily, April through October, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.