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Science Camp

Dinos, Ginkgos, and Me-kindergarten

Travel back to the dinosaur age! Discover different dinosaurs; learn what they ate, where they lived, and the trees that grew when dinosaurs were alive at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 6-10, 12:30-3:30 p.m. or July 18-22, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

NEW! Gotta Grow-1st-2nd grade

Put on your gardening gloves and get ready to dig in the dirt at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

NEW! Eco-Challenge-7th-8th grade

Ants can carry fifty times their body weight, termites build mounds twenty-five feet tall, and bees can visit over one thousand flowers in a day. Find out what you can accomplish as you explore the habitats at the Arboretum and take on eco-challenges. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Fishing Fun-kindergarten

Get ready for some boot-sloshin’ fun! Go fishing at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday. Dates vary starting June 20, 2016. Three 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. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 25-29, 12:30-3:30 p.m. ,

Cool Cache-5th-6th grade

Discover the awesome hobby of geocaching! Use maps, compasses and GPS units to find hidden Arboretum treasures while exploring areas with unique plants and animals. Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiple sections.

NEW! Environmental Avengers-7th-8th grade

Who is really in charge of defending the Earth? Become an environmental scientist as you track pollution, analyze water and soil samples, monitor insect life, and learn what you can do to save the planet at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiple sections.

Awesome Art-1st-2nd grade

Become a nature artist! Use nature as your inspiration to explore texture, color, and dimension at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Three sections.

Forbidden Forest-5th-6th grade

Explore all things magical from the popular Harry Potter series. Use “magical” technology to discover the Arboretum’s wand trees. Try your hands at herbology, and find out if we “muggles” can unravel the science behind Harry Potter’s wizardry. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or July 18-22, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Arb Rocks! 3rd-4th grade

Rock out with an in-depth study of glaciers, soils, fossils, and rocks at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 12:30-3:30 p.m. or July 18-22, 12:30-3:30 p.m.