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Pumpkins Galore 3-5 years

Parents and children will enjoy investigating gourds together in this colorful, hands-on sensory based fall program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 6, Wednesday, October 14 or Thursday, October 15, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Glass Pumpkin Workshops: Visiting Artist Series (Sold Out)

Work with molten glass to create your own glass pumpkin paperweight at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 12-16, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Art Portfolio Review

Please register for the portfolio review if you have completed your requirements to graduate from the Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate or the Master’s Studio Certificate at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, October 5-16, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

2015 Visiting Artist Series Wendy Brockman:Painting Oaks

Well known for her botanicals, Wendy Brockman’s work explores her interests in art and nature. Learn to paint the details of Oaks with award winning artist Wendy Brockman. We will work with watercolor and gouache using specimens from the Morton Arboretum’s oak collections. Friday, October 16-Sunday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Family Jack O Lantern Hikes-SOLD OUT

Join us on a family-friendly jack o lantern lit hike to explore the night life of owls, bats and spiders at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, October 10 or 17, or Sundays, October 11 or 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Environmental Science Merit Badge

Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. 2 Sundays, September 20 and October 18, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. OR 2 Saturdays, October 17 and November 14

Tree Walk: Midwest Collection

Explore our newest collection of plants native to the Midwest at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 14, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

8th International Oak Society Conference

The 8th International Oak Society Conference will take place October 18-21, 2015 at The Morton Arboretum near Chicago. Conference highlights will include presentations from many of the world’s leading oak researchers; opportunities to discuss and contribute to ongoing work in oak conservation worldwide; workshops in oak collecting, collections management, oak-focused botanical art and other topics; tours of the Arboretum’s world-renowned oak collection; and a seed exchange. Register today!

Nature at Night Tram Tour (sold out)

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Nightime reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move. Friday, September 18, (canceled due to the threat of server weather) or Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Off-Trail Nature Explorations

Discover strategies and tools for observing and enjoying nature in the woodlands and prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m. or Sunday, October 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.