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Kid programs

Tree Pose Yoga-Canceled

Come experience nature from a new angle through fun animal and tree yoga poses at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays in September and October, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge

Learn how to study, protect, and conserve soil and water resources. Compare and investigate soils of The Morton Arboretum’s meadows, forests and wetlands. 2 Sundays, November 2 and 23, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Arbor Reading Adventures

Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays and Fridays in November, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Sweet Tarts from Trees-18-35 months

Discover all of the delicious fruits that grow on trees, plant a fruit tree seed, and even make a mini pie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 5 or Tuesday, November 11, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Sweet Tarts from Trees-3-5 years

Discover all of the delicious fruits that grow on trees, plant a fruit tree seed, and even make a mini pie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 12 or Thursday, November 13, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum, explore the three branches of our national government. 2 Sundays, December 7 and January 4, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or 2 Sundays February 1 and March 1, 10:00-12:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

How much do you know about government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units. In this merit badge class we will explore local government structures. 2 Sundays, December 7 and January 4, 10-12:30 p.m. or 2 Sunday, December 14 and January 11, 10-12:30 p.m.

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge

Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Sundays, December 14 and January 11, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or 2 Sundays, February 1 and March 1, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Arctic Animal Adventures

Explore The Morton Arboretum and learn the secrets of winter animals. Discover how they find food, keep warm and survive the Illinois winters. Monday, December 29, 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

Winter Weather Watchers

Explore the wonders of winter weather at The Morton Arboretum. Discover the amazing science behind crystals and snowflakes, participate in wintery weather experiments, and create snowy art projects. Tuesday, December 30, 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.