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Science Camp

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.

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.

Slippery, Slimy, Scaly-1st-2nd grade

Dive into the slippery, slimy, scaly world of reptiles and amphibians! From tadpoles to snakes, salamanders to toads, find out what these cold-blooded creatures are all about at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 22. 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.

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.

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.