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Science Camp

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.

Nature Photography-5th-8th grade

Use your nature observation skills and get creative with digital photography. Practice composition, subject placement, close-ups, moving targets, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 22. Multiple sections.

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.

Science of Why-3rd-4th grade

Have you ever wondered WHY? Find out as we conduct experiments using the scientific method. Delve into why leaves change color, where rainbows come from, how fireflies glow, and other scientific mysteries 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.

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.