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Science Camp

Birds, Bats, & Butterflies-3rd-4th grade

How do animals and insects fly? Read stories and play games to learn how different animals fly, where they live, and how they use trees and other plants for shelter and food at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Where the Wild Things Are-kindergarten

Explore the woodlands of the Arboretum and discover all the wild things. From coyotes to spiders, to hawks and raccoons, discover the not-so-scary wild things that live in our woodland at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Grossology-5th-6th grade

Get your hands dirty and get engrossed in the science behind the slimy, sticky, smelly parts of nature. Conduct experiments and investigate nature to learn about slime molds, vultures, scat and more at The Morton Arboretum! Monday, June 8-Friday, June 12, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Forest Forts-3rd-4th grade

Design and build forts inspired by trees. Study trees up close and uncover their unique characteristics. Build a mini tree fort village as a group. Each child takes home their own mini tree fort at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Wetland Wonders-3rd-4th grade

Spend the week getting wet! Wallow through wetlands to collect water samples, play games, and conduct experiments. Examine critters that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Backyard Birds-1st-2nd grade

Soar into the fascinating life of birds. Listen for bird calls, and scout out nests, eggs, and feathers. Spy on wetland waders, and get to know the birds that live at the Arboretum and in your own backyard at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Nature’s Superheroes-kindergarten

Who are nature’s superheroes? Explore the science behind superheroes like Spiderman and Batman. See how spiders spin webs and bats fly at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Bike and Hike-5th-6th grade

Cruise nine miles of paved roads, tackling the hills and valleys left by Ice Age glaciers. Pedal to remote natural areas, and hike to unique features amid our tree-filled landscapes at The Morton arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Squishy, Squashy-kindergarten

Put on your artist hat. Paint and sculpt squishy frogs, textured turtles, and slippery fish. Learn about these wetland critters and develop artistic skill at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Cool Cache-5th-6th grade

Discover the awesome hobby of geochaching! Use maps, compasses and GPS units to find hidden Arboretum treasures while exploring areas with unique plants and animals. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.