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Science Camp

Dinos, Ginkgos, and Me-kindergarten

Travel back to the dinosaur age! Discover different dinosaurs; learn what they ate, where they lived, and the trees that grew when dinosaurs were alive at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

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.

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.

Backyard Birds-1st-2nd grade

Soar into the fascinating life of birds. Listen for bird calls, and scout out nests, eggs, and feathers. Spy on wetland waders, and get to know the birds that live at the Arboretum and in your own backyard at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

Fishing Fun-kindergarten

Get ready for some boot-sloshin’ fun! Go fishing at the Arboretum. Play games, make crafts, and read stories about fish at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. 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.