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Science Camp

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.

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.

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.

Squishy, Squashy-kindergarten

Put on your artist hat. Paint and sculpt squishy frogs, textured turtles, and slippery fish. Learn about these wetland critters and develop artistic skill at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. 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.

Weather Watchers-3rd-4th grade

Want to be a weather watcher? Investigate rain, snow, sun, and clouds. Study weather extremes from across the planet and enjoy experiments and stories on local weather wonders at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. 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.

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.