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Science Camp

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.

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.

Outdoor Adventures-3rd-4th grade

Get outside and explore! Set off on a different adventure each day as you explore geocaching, letterboxing, survival skills, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. 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.

Woodland Fairies-3rd-4th grade

Search for fairies hidden in the forest. Explore the trees and plants that fairies care for. Create your own fairy and fairy house and, as a group, build a fairy village at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 6. Multiple sections.

NEW 3D Art-5th-8th grade

Get inspired and create your own nature sculptures. Learn techniques and use tools of contemporary artists to create your own works of art each day at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Cool Cache-5th-6th grade

Discover the awesome hobby of geochaching! Use maps, compasses and GPS units to find hidden Arboretum treasures while exploring areas with unique plants and animals. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Magic School Bus Adventures-1st-2nd grade

Join “Ms. Frizzle” on her latest adventure. Learn about plants, water and bugs through hands-on experiments and hikes at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 8. 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.

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.