Logo

Class listings

Preschool 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 Thursdays, January 15-February 5, 9:30-11:00 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.

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.

Smartphone Photography

Discover the best ways to use your phone to capture attractive images, a selection of good starter apps, and some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Plan Your Landscape I: Getting Started

Begin the process of designing a home landscape by learning to prepare a scaled base map of your garden and create an inventory of your property at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, January 17 & January 31-February 14, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Winter Twigs, Buds, and Bark

Examine the forms and branching patterns of 18 Illinois trees, stroll around the Arboretum to identify the twigs, bark, and buds of these majestic wonders. Saturday, January 17, 1:00-4:00 p.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.

Landscape Plants: Winter

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Saturdays, January 17-31, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. 5 Sundays, January 18-February 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Winter

Learn techniques for accurately identifying Illinois' winter birds, spot species that are in the area this winter, and meet the migratory species that overwinter in our region at The Morton Arboretum.5 Sundays, January 18-February 15, 8:00-11:30 a.m