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Science Camp

Hydro-Explorers-1st-2nd grade

Rev up for a week of wet, hydrodynamic explorations! Slosh buckets and dip nets into The Morton Arboretum lakes to examine water-loving insects and plants. Play games, conduct experiments, and understand water’s big role in our everyday lives. Dates and times vary starting June 22. Multiple sections.

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! 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.

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.

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.

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.

Forbidden Forest-5th-6th grade

Explore all things magical from the popular Harry Potter series. Use “magical” technology to discover the Arboretum’s wand trees. Try your hands at herbology, and find out if we “muggles” can unravel the science behind Harry Potter’s wizardry. Dates and times vary starting June 15. 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.