Class listings

Photographing Dragonflies & Damselflies

Learn to identify the dragonflies and damselflies that fill the summer air and then photograph them with an expert’s assistance at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, July 15-July 29, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, July 18-25, 2015, 1:00- 4:00 p.m.

Melon Madness-3-5 years

We’ll appeal to every sense as we explore the sweetness of melons in this tasty program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, July 15 or Thursday, July 16, 2015, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Summer Bird Walks

Enjoy summer at The Morton Arboretum by searching the woods, fields, and edges for summertime birds. Saturdays, July 18 or August 15, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Oaks, Insects, and Animals

Discover the animals and insects that use oaks for food and shelter at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, July 19, 2015 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Amazing Race-7th-8th grade

Learn survival skills while trekking through The Morton Arboretum. Explore woodlands, wetlands, and the prairie, discover how these ecosystems function, and figure out clues to win the race. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

NEW! 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 15. Multiple sections.

Hydro-Explorers-1st-2nd grade

Rev up for a week of wet, hydrodynamic explorations! Slosh buckets and dip nets into The Morton Arboretum lakes to examine water-loving insects and plants. Play games, conduct experiments, and understand water’s big role in our everyday lives. Dates and times vary starting June 22. Multiple sections.

Planting a Rainbow-kindergarten

Explore the colors of the rainbow while learning about trees and other plants. Play games, make crafts, and read stories about beautiful gardens. Create a multicolor flower garden to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 6. 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. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

The Arb Rocks! 3rd-4th grade

Rock out with an in-depth study of glaciers, soils, fossils, and rocks. Take a geological journey through Earth, uncovering the layers below and identifying hidden fossils at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple dates and times.