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Trees and Ecology

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

Join us for spooky tales after dark with naturalist Cindy Crosby at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:00 to 8:30 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.

November and December: Beat the Heat (Tree Science Investigators)

Discover how plants and animals are adapted to stay warm at The Morton Arboretum. Five Wednesdays, November 2 through 16, and December 7 through 14, 2016, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. (no class on November 23 and 30).

Nature Rx: Forest Therapy Walks

Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Monday October 3, 2016. Multiple sections.

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 through January (except November 25), 11:00 to 11:45 a.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

Going on a Leaf Hunt (3-5 years)

This sensory based program will draw upon the changing season’s themes and fall shapes and colors. Crunchy leaves, tree seeds and a color hunt will be the inspiration for creating your very own work of art to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 3; Tuesday, November 8; OR Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Going on a Leaf Hunt (18-35 months)

This sensory based program will draw upon the changing season’s themes and fall shapes and colors. Crunchy leaves, tree seeds and a color hunt will be the inspiration for creating your very own work of art to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 2 OR Thursday, November 10, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.