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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.

Forbidden Forest-5th-6th grade

Explore all things magical from the popular Harry Potter series. Use “magical” technology to discover the Arboretum’s wand trees. Try your hands at herbology, and find out if we “muggles” can unravel the science behind Harry Potter’s wizardry. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or July 18-22, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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 21-23 or July 19-21, 2016, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

The Arb Rocks! 3rd-4th grade

Rock out with an in-depth study of glaciers, soils, fossils, and rocks at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 12:30-3:30 p.m. or July 18-22, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Dinos, Ginkgos, and Me-kindergarten

Travel back to the dinosaur age! Discover different dinosaurs; learn what they ate, where they lived, and the trees that grew when dinosaurs were alive at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 6-10, 12:30-3:30 p.m. or July 18-22, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Prairie Plant ID

Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy prairie habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Two Tuesdays, July 19 through 26, 2016, and Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Busy Bees 18-35 months

We’ll appeal to every sense as we explore honeybees, their favorite flowers, and honey in this sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, July 13, Thursday, July 14 or Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.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, 2016, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Busy Bees 3-5 years

We’ll appeal to every sense as we explore honeybees, their favorite flowers, and honey in this sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, July 12 or Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Invasive Species II - Online and in-person

Take your invasive species management skills to the next level, and learn to identify and manage the diverse invasive plant that threaten regional ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 21, 2016 (online class opens) Thursday, July 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 30, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (in person)