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Geocaching Merit Badge

Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. 2 Sundays, March 15, and April 19, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

March Rocks!-3-5 years

Play, paint, sort and build with rocks for the day. We’ll even make a rock friend to take home in this sensory based program. Tuesday, March 17, or Wednesday, March 25, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

March Rocks!-18-35 months

Play, paint, sort and build with rocks for the day. We’ll even make a rock friend to take home in this sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, March 18 or Tuesday, March 24, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Arbor Reading Adventures

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

Environmental Science Merit Badge

Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. 2 Sundays, March 22, and April 26, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

March Rocks!-3-5 years

Play, paint, sort and build with rocks for the day. We’ll even make a rock friend to take home in this sensory based program. Tuesday, March 17, or Wednesday, March 25, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Weather Merit Badge

Earn your Weather Merit Badge as you explore meteorology and discuss how weather affects the economy and our daily lives at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge

Spend time at The Morton Arboretum searching for and identifying reptiles and amphibians while earning your merit badge.2 Saturdays, April 11, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and May 9, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Plant Science Merit Badge

Earn your Plant Science Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum while discovering the wonderful world of botany. 2 Sundays, April 12, and May 3, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

A Handful of Nature 18-35 months

Enjoy stories, crafts, games and play in this texture-based sensory program. Rough, smooth, crunchy or fuzzy; what will you find hiding among the trees to start your very own nature collection at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, April 8 or Tuesday, April 14, 9:30-10:45 a.m.