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Science Camp

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.

Planting a Rainbow-kindergarten

Explore the colors of the rainbow while learning about trees and other plants. Play games, make crafts, and read stories about beautiful gardens. Create a multicolor flower garden to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 6. Multiple sections.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Arb Rocks! 3rd-4th grade

Rock out with an in-depth study of glaciers, soils, fossils, and rocks. Take a geological journey through Earth, uncovering the layers below and identifying hidden fossils at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple dates and times.

NEW! Nocturnal Nature Art-7th-8th grade

Explore The Morton Arboretum at dusk. Use this unique perspective as inspiration for nature inspired art. Dates vary starting June 23. Multiple sections.

Herpetology-7th-8th grade

Discover herpetology, the fascinating study of reptiles and amphibians. Learn about habitats and lifestyles of local herps at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting July 6. Multiple sections.

Birds, Bats, & Butterflies-3rd-4th grade

How do animals and insects fly? Read stories and play games to learn how different animals fly, where they live, and how they use trees and other plants for shelter and food at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.