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Science Camp

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.

NEW! Invisible World-5th-6th grade

Use microscopes and other scientific tools to investigate the tiniest plants and animals that inhabit the Earth. Discover how the nearly invisible organisms are essential to every ecosystem at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 13. Multiple sections.

NEW! Down in the Dirt-kindergarten

Discover the wonderful world of dirt! Dig for decomposers, make mud art, play games and explore the exciting soil beneath our feet at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 13. Multiply 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.