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Science Camp

Where the Wild Things Are-kindergarten

Explore the woodlands of the Arboretum and discover all the wild things. From coyotes to spiders, to hawks and raccoons, discover the not-so-scary wild things that live in our woodland at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. 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.

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.

Kids vs. Wild-5th-6th grade

Can you survive in the great outdoors? Explore native woodlands and wetlands, and gain the skills needed to survive in these ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. 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.

Adventures in Art-3rd-4th grade

Paint, draw, color, and sculpt your way through the Arboretum. Create masterpieces daily to showcase in an end-of-the-week art show at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Adventures on the Prairie 3rd-4th grade

Experience life on the prairie just like Addie and her brothers in the book Addie Across the Prairie. Explore the Schulenburg Prairie, play games and discover what it’s like to live each day surrounded by a “sea of grass" at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 13. 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.

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.

Go Fish-1st-2nd grade

Make your own fishing pole and let’s go fishing. Enjoy stories, games, and fishing trips to the Arboretum’s best spots at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.