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Halloween Tram Tour: Nature at Night-Sold Out

Sold out! Wait list available: call 630-719-2468. Discover nature at night as you ride the tram at The Morton Arboretum this Halloween. Friday, October 31, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

New! Stroller-Based Fitness

Come experience The Morton Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Fridays, September-October, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

The Curious Naturalist

Learn age-appropriate techniques for connecting children with their environment at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Structural Pruning

Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure. The foliage has fallen, revealing the limbs and form of the plant. In this workshop you will learn structural pruning techniques for specimen shrubs, small ornamental trees, and young trees at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Soil: Ecology and Geology Beneath Your Feet-Canceled

Learn about the geologic, climatic, and ecological factors that influence the development of an essential resource - soil at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, November 2, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge

Learn how to study, protect, and conserve soil and water resources. Compare and investigate soils of The Morton Arboretum’s meadows, forests and wetlands. 2 Sundays, November 2 and 23, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Echo of their Wings: The Life and Legacy of the Passenger Pigeon

Explore the passenger pigeon’s natural history, extinction, and conservation lessons with author and naturalist Joel Greenberg at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 12, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Winter programs? Check back soon!

Registration for winter programs will open November 3.

Digital Nature Photo Fundamentals-Canceled

Learn how to take full advantage of your digital camera for nature photography, including the aesthetics of composing your subject at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, November 4-25, and December 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape I: Getting Started

In this first of a three-course series, you will take home a better understanding of the processes used to design a home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, November 4-25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.