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Adult Courses

  • Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. The third Saturday of each month, December 16, 2017 through March 17, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Connect the mind and body in this peaceful yoga class in honor of the full and new moons each month at The Morton Arboretum. Multiple sections. Dates and times vary starting Monday, December 18, 2017.
  • Create a festive, long-lasting botanical arrangement to display in your home during the holidays, using a wintery mix of greenery and flowers at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary on Wednesdays or Thursdays, December 2017 through February 2018.
  • Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., and select Saturdays, January 20 through March 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • First Aid and CPR class will teach you the skills you need to keep yourself and others safe while working at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, or Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Ward off winter blues with a diet rich in seasonal, plant-based foods at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, January 18, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Online component available beginning January 11, or February 1. In-person component occurs, January 19, 2018, or Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Join us for a FREE orientation program on the Woodland Stewardship Program at the Morton Arboretum. In-Person. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify trees after they shed their leaves for the winter at The Morton Arboretum. Online component available beginning January 19 or 26, 2018. In-person component occurs Saturdays, January 27, or February 3, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Capture the color, glimmer, and mottling of rocks and minerals using colored pencil at The Morton Arboretum. Three Fridays, January 26 through February 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Learn to save your own seeds in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Browse a selection of ornamental and edible seeds, and take home a variety to plant this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. In-person section: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Learn how biologists study and take action to conserve plants at The Morton Arboretum. Mondays and Wednesdays, January 29 through May 2, 2018. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Brighten your winter landscape with plants and combinations that add color and texture at The Morton Arboretum. Two Thursdays, February 1 and 8, 2018, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Enjoy a night hike, then warm up with s’mores by the fire. Thursday, February 1, March 1, or Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this interactive primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, safety, and volunteer empowerment at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, February 2, 2018. In person component: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn the benefits of essential oils and make your own essential-oil products to take home with you at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 3, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Plants for Pollinators.’ Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, February 3 through 24, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Improve your plant identification skills by learning characteristics of plant families at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 3, 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, February 8 through March 1, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Create a necklace inspired by the beautiful winterberry bush at The Morton Arboretum. Three Thursdays, Feb 8 through 22, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Design a stunning front garden that integrates seamlessly with your house and neighborhood at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, February 9, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Learn to create your own unique collection of linoleum block prints at The Morton Arboretum. Two Saturdays, February 10 and March 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuck a variety of lovely succulents into a clear, glass container to create a modern and delightful arrangement that will warm up any home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Online component available beginning January 11, or February 1. In-person component occurs, January 19, 2018, or Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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