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Science Camp

A Week of Wetlands-5th-6th grade

Enjoy hands-on investigations of all things aquatic. Experiment with water and its properties, drudge through the wetlands to gather water samples, and use scientific equipment to inspect plants and animals that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 20.

Forest Fairy Friends-1st-2nd grade

Are fairies hidden in the forest? Discover woodland plants and animals. Create your own fairy and, as a group, build a fairy village at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Turtles & Tadpoles-kindergarten

How do tadpoles turn into frogs? How do turtles grow up? Together we’ll uncover fun facts, search for croaking frogs and basking turtles, play games, make crafts, and meet live turtles at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. Multiple dates.

Amazing Race-7th-8th grade

Learn survival skills while trekking through The Morton Arboretum. Explore woodlands, wetlands, and the prairie, discover how these ecosystems function, and figure out clues to win the race. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Go Fish-1st-2nd grade

Make your own fishing pole and let’s go fishing. Enjoy stories, games, and fishing trips to the Arboretum’s best spots at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

NEW! Invisible World-5th-6th grade

Use microscopes and other scientific tools to investigate the tiniest plants and animals that inhabit the Earth. Discover how the nearly invisible organisms are essential to every ecosystem at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 13. Multiple sections.

Awesome Art-1st-2nd grade

Become a nature artist! Use nature as your inspiration to explore texture, color, and dimension. Learn about different artists’ techniques and create your own nature-related artwork to take 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.

Kids vs. Wild-5th-6th grade

Can you survive in the great outdoors? Explore native woodlands and wetlands, and gain the skills needed to survive in these ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Camping Out-1st-2nd grade

Gear up for a daytime camping excursion! Learn how to pitch a tent, fish, and make s’mores. Enjoy nature games, hikes, and songs at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.