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FIT4MOM Stroller Strides®

Experience the Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Tuesdays, September 1-November 3, 2015 (choose any 8 of 10 sessions), 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Acorn Express Adventures: Homeschool Journey

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram ride adventure through the Arboretum! Wednesdays September 2 or October 7, 2015, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram -ride adventure through the Arboretum! Wednesdays and Fridays, July-October, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Family Explorers Backpack

Looking for a unique experience in the Children’s Garden? Rent a self-guided family backpack and enhance your visit at The Morton Arboretum. Available 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily through October.

Family Twilight Adventures

Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum! Fridays, August 21 or September 25, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m. or Saturdays, July 18, August 1 or September 19, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Wilderness Survival Skills: Plants

Plants can be used for shelter, fire, cordage, utensils and more. Meet Medicine Hawk Wilderness Skills Professionals to learn how to make your own rope from plants and other ancient living skills at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, September 26, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Acorn Express Adventures: Homeschool Journey

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram ride adventure through the Arboretum! Wednesdays September 2 or October 7, 2015, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Family Jack O Lantern Hikes

Join us on a family-friendly jack o lantern lit hike to explore the night life of owls, bats and spiders at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, October 10 or 17, or Sundays, October 11 or 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Gnome Homes

After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a keepsake, light-up gnome home of your own at The Morton Arboretum. Available Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. November 2015-March 2016

Family Jack O Lantern Hikes

Join us on a family-friendly jack o lantern lit hike to explore the night life of owls, bats and spiders at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, October 10 or 17, or Sundays, October 11 or 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.