Class listings

Spend the week getting wet! Wallow through wetlands to collect water samples, play games, and conduct experiments. Examine critters that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 12 through 16, June 26 through 30, or July 31 through August 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
New! Birds sing, crickets chirp, and frogs chorus out in the woods. Experiment with the sounds of nature and create your own nature-based instruments to play. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9, June 26 through 30 or July 24 through 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Rock out with an in-depth study of glaciers, soils, fossils, and rocks at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 12 through 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon, or July 24 through 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Who is really in charge of defending the Earth? Become an environmental scientist as you track pollution, analyze water and soil samples, monitor insect life, and learn what you can do to save the planet at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 5 through 9 or June 26 through 30, or August 7 through 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
New! Explore nature through the eyes of a scientist. Catapult seeds, make sun prints, and experiment with leaves as you use the outdoors as your laboratory! Monday through Friday, June 12 through 16, July 10 through 14, or July 24 through August 4, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
New! Mix and Match this three part series where we will delve into the Arboretum’s scientific side. Dates vary starting June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multiple sections.
Design and build forts inspired by trees. Study trees up close and uncover their unique characteristics. Build a mini tree fort village as a group. Each child takes home their own mini tree fort. Monday through Friday, June 12 through 16; June 19 through 23; July 10 through 14; or July 24 through 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Dive into the slippery, slimy, scaly world of reptiles and amphibians at The Morton Arboretum! Monday through Friday, June 12 through 16 or July 17 through 21, 9:00 a.m. to noon, or July 24 through 28 or August 7 through 11, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
New! Do you think you can paint with a beak, sculpt with a paw, or draw with a claw? Find out how Arboretum animals are adapted to life in the woods, ponds, and prairies and embrace various artistic media to capture these unique animal features. Monday through Friday, June 12 through 16 or July 17 through 21, 2017, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., or June 26 through 30 or July 31 through August 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Make your own fishing pole and let’s go fishing. Enjoy stories, games, and fishing trips to the Arboretum’s best spots. Monday through Friday, June 12 through 16; July 10 through 14; or July 24 through 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon; or July 31 through August 4, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.