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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.

Gnome Homes

Take a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, then create a keepsake, light-up gnome home of your own at The Morton arboretum! Saturdays and Sundays November-February, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Arctic Animal Adventures

Explore The Morton Arboretum and learn the secrets of winter animals. Discover how they find food, keep warm and survive the Illinois winters. Monday, December 29, 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

Winter Weather Watchers

Explore the wonders of winter weather at The Morton Arboretum. Discover the amazing science behind crystals and snowflakes, participate in wintery weather experiments, and create snowy art projects. Tuesday, December 30, 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

Outdoor Explorers

Bundle up and explore The Morton Arboretum in winter! We will trek through the trees and search for animals, play games and make awesome wintery crafts. Wednesday, December 31, 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

The History of Botanical Art and Illustration

Spend winter afternoons learning about the history and uses of botanical and scientific art from early herbals to old masters at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, January 10 and 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Toddler Winter Explorers

Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees. Kids will connect with nature in this sensory based winter program at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, January 13-February 3, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Light & Exposure

Learn to creatively use light and examine the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and the seasons at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, January 15-29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, January 17-24, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Photographing Trees: Winter

Trees provide so many opportunities for the photographer – their structure, features through the seasons, and associations in the environment all capture the imagination. Learn to capture these different elements artistically and accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, January 15-22, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 17, 8:00-11:00 a.m.