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Science Camp

NEW! Walk in the Wild-3rd-4th grade

Walk in the wild parts of the Arboretum and explore nature. Discover the differences between bees and wasps, go bird watching, and hunt for animal footprints at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Hydro-Explorers-1st-2nd grade

Rev up for a week of wet, hydrodynamic explorations! Slosh buckets and dip nets into The Morton Arboretum lakes to examine water-loving insects and plants. Play games, conduct experiments, and understand water’s big role in our everyday lives. Dates and times vary starting June 22. Multiple sections.

Weather Watchers-3rd-4th grade

Want to be a weather watcher? Investigate rain, snow, sun, and clouds. Study weather extremes from across the planet and enjoy experiments and stories on local weather wonders at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. 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.

NEW! Plant Detectives-1st-2nd grade

Discover the fascinating world of plants in this hands-on, investigative camp! Play games, sing songs and participate in hands-on experiments about the plants and trees all around us at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. 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.

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.

NEW! Plant Hunters-5th-6th grade

Plant hunters travel the world to find unique, useful and endangered plants. Explore the Arboretum to discover the wonders it has to offer! Use scientific tools and create your own toolkit at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. Multiple sections.