Class listings

Enjoy stories, crafts, muddy games and play in this squishy, squashy, sensory-based program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, June 6, Wednesday, June 7 or Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Hear the stories behind some of the Arboretum’s most treasured trees on this walking tour of the west side grounds. (Canceled) Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon, or (Open for enrollment) Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a campout designed especially for families! Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun at The Morton Arboretum! Friday, June 16 through Saturday June 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Many of the trees you see at The Morton Arboretum are native to Asia. Why is that? Learn why the Asian collections have long been at the core of the Arboretum’s mission on this walking tour with collections supervisor Patrick Kelsch. Friday, June 9, or Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Celebrate spring by searching the Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 15, May 20, or June 17, 2017, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Turn your garden bounty or farmer’s market haul into delicious seasonal meals. Learn the benefits of eating foods in season, as well as how to store and prepare them to maintain their optimal nutrition and flavor at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Construct a salvage-style planter box using mid-century lumber reclaimed from Chicago buildings at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Get ready for some boot-sloshin’ fun! Go fishing at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23, 2017, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., or July 10 through 14, or August 7 through 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Rev up for a week of wet, hydrodynamic explorations! Slosh buckets and dip nets into Arboretum lakes to examine water-loving insects and plants. Monday through Friday, 21 June 19 through 23, or July 17 through 21, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
New! From intricate birds nests to astounding beaver dams, animals are engineering all around us. Take a closer look at the construction techniques used in the animal kingdom and take on wild STEM building challenges at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23 or July 10 through 14, or July 24 through 28, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.