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Birds, Bats, & Butterflies-3rd-4th grade

How do animals and insects fly? Read stories and play games to learn how different animals fly, where they live, and how they use trees and other plants for shelter and food at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 6. 2016. Multiple sections.

Extreme Bugs-5th-6th grade

Which insects can fly the fastest, jump the highest, or make the loudest sound? Discover some extreme insects living around the Arboretum and the extraordinary things they can do. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 18-22, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Acorn Express Adventures: Homeschool Journey

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram ride adventure through the Arboretum! The first Wednesday of each Month, April 6 through October 5, 2016 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Science of Why-3rd-4th grade

Have you ever wondered WHY? Find out as we conduct experiments using the scientific method. Delve into why leaves change color, where rainbows come from, how fireflies glow, and other scientific mysteries at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

The Invisible World-5th-6th grade

Many of the living things around us are so small we can not see them, yet we can not live without them. Explore ecosystems and uncover these microscopic organisms that inhabit the Earth and help it thrive at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiple sections.

Forest Fairy Friends-1st-2nd grade

Are fairies hidden in the forest at The Morton Arboretum? Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Woodland Fairies-3rd-4th grade

Search for fairies hidden in the forest. Explore the trees and plants that fairies care for at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 27, 2016. Multiple sections.

Wetland Wonders-3rd-4th grade

Spend the week getting wet! Wallow through wetlands to collect water samples, play games, and conduct experiments at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 13, 2016. Multiply sections.

NEW! Eco-Challenge-7th-8th grade

Ants can carry fifty times their body weight, termites build mounds twenty-five feet tall, and bees can visit over one thousand flowers in a day. Find out what you can accomplish as you explore the habitats at the Arboretum and take on eco-challenges. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Kids vs. Wild-5th-6th grade

Can you survive in the great outdoors? Explore native woodlands and wetlands, and gain the skills needed to survive in these ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.