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Science Camp

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. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

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 8. Multiple sections.

Biking Adventure-7th-8th grade

Embark on a biking adventure at The Morton Arboretum. Traverse nine miles of paved roads and learn different ways to navigate. Make awesome discoveries and uncover new trails. Dates and times vary starting June 15. 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.

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.

Fishing Fun-kindergarten

Get ready for some boot-sloshin’ fun! Go fishing at the Arboretum. Play games, make crafts, and read stories about fish at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. Multiple sections.

Slippery, Slimy, Scaly-1st-2nd grade

Dive into the slippery, slimy, scaly world of reptiles and amphibians! From tadpoles to snakes, salamanders to toads, find out what these cold-blooded creatures are all about at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. Multiple sections.

Night Spies-5th-6th grade

What happens outside when people are fast asleep? Head out on a twilight hike to study the night stars. Track animals, catch fireflies, and listen for creatures of the night at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 23. Multiple sections.