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Trees and Ecology

Family Jack-O'-Lantern Hikes

Family-friendly jack-o'-lantern-lit hike explores the night life of owls, bats, and spiders at The Morton Arboretum. (This event is Sold Out.) Saturdays, October 10 or 17, or Sundays, October 11 or 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Candy Garden (3-5 years)

Does candy grow on trees? Come and find out what sweet treats grow on trees and other plants and play fun candy games in this sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 13; Tuesday, October 18; OR Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

The Candy Garden (18-35 months)

Does candy grow on trees? Come and find out what sweet treats grow on trees and other plants and play fun candy games in this sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 12 OR Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

My Journey Into the Wilds of Chicago - Performance and Book Signing

Come to be informed and inspired, as internationally published photographer, author, and humorist, Mike MacDonald, takes you on a virtual journey into Chicago’s wild side - 350 square miles of verdant, untamed natural areas - at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Mammal Merit Badge

Take hikes to different locations in The Morton Arboretum to find out what it means to be a mammal as you earn your Mammal Merit Badge. Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Native Seed and Plant Propagation

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 23, 2016, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Glacial History Bike Tour

Learn the geologic history of the Midwest as we cycle the the roads of the Arboretum. Friday, October 21, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. OR Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Family Explorers Backpack

Rent a self-guided family backpack that will enhance your visit to The Morton Arboretum. Daily, April-October, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

S’Mores and Stories Tram Tour

Join this tram ride for spooky tales after dark with naturalist Cindy Crosby at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays and Fridays, April through October (except July 22 and 29), 2016, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.