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Children's Courses

  • Earn your Forestry Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum as you create your own field book to identify local trees and shrubs by leaves, buds and bark. Two Sundays, September 17 and October 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Hike, listen to stories, and play games in this interactive sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, August 8, or Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Hike, listen to stories, and play games in this interactive sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, August 8, or Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Experience nature from a new angle through fun animal and tree yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! . Summer session: Mondays, July through September (except August 21 and September 4),10:00 to 11:00 a.m., or Fall session: Mondays, October, 2 through 30, 2017, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Experience nature from a new angle through fun animal and tree yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! . Summer session: Mondays, July through September (except August 21 and September 4),10:00 to 11:00 a.m., or Fall session: Mondays, October, 2 through 30, 2017, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Each day we will hike, read stories, and play in this 4–week sensory based outdoor adventure at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Four Tuesdays, September 5 through 26, 2017, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Spend the day at The Morton Arboretum observing live species of insects in their habitats while learning why they are different from other animals species. Two Saturdays, September 16 and October 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Experience nature from a new angle through fun animal and tree yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! . Summer session: Mondays, July through September (except August 21 and September 4),10:00 to 11:00 a.m., or Fall session: Mondays, October, 2 through 30, 2017, 10:00 to 11:00 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.
  • Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. Two Sundays, September 24 and October 29, or Two Saturdays, October 7 and November 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Discover how bats and bugs are connected, and become a bat for a day at The Morton Arboretum! Thursday, October 5, Tuesday, October 10, or Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Discover how bats and bugs are connected, and become a bat for a day at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesday, October 4, or Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9:30 to 10:45 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 November 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.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, week of June 19, and July 7)
  • Investigate the life of a wild turkey through stories, play and a hike in this hands-on sensory based fall program at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 2, Tuesday, November 7, or Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Investigate the life of a wild turkey through stories, play and a hike in this hands-on sensory based fall program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 1, or Thursday, November 9, 2017, 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. Two Sundays, December 3 and January 7, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 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. Two Sundays, December 3 and January 7, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or December 10 and January 14, 2017, 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. Two Sundays, December 10 and January 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.