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Night Spies-5th-6th grade

What happens outside when people are fast asleep? Head out on a twilight hike to study the night stars, track animals, catch fireflies, and listen for creatures of the night at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday-Thursday, June 20-24 or July 18-22, 2016, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Walk in the Wild-3rd-4th grade

Walk in the wild parts of the Arboretum and explore nature. Discover the differences between bees and wasps, go bird watching, and hunt for animal footprints at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiple sections.

Acorn Express Adventures

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

Troubleshooting Vegetables

Save your vegetable crop from common midseason troubles at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to noon. or Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Weather Watchers-3rd-4th grade

Want to be a weather watcher? Investigate rain, snow, sun, and clouds. Study weather extremes from across the planet and enjoy experiments and stories on local weather wonders at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 25-29, 2016, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Slippery, Slimy, Scaly-1st-2nd grade

Dive into the slippery, slimy, scaly world of reptiles and amphibians at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 20, 2016. Multiple sections.

Nature’s Superheroes-kindergarten

Who are nature’s superheroes? Explore the science behind superheroes like Spiderman and Batman.See how spiders spin webs and bats fly at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 25-29, 12:30-3:30 p.m. ,

Cool Cache-5th-6th grade

Discover the awesome hobby of geocaching! Use maps, compasses and GPS units to find hidden Arboretum treasures while exploring areas with unique plants and animals. Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiple sections.

Adventures in Art-3rd-4th grade

Paint, draw, color, and sculpt your way through the Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Eco-Mythbusters-5th-6th grade

Do you get warts when you touch a toad? Does moss always grow on the north side of a tree? Explore the Arboretum for the answers to these questions and more. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections