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Evening Eco-Art -7th-8th grade

Explore the Arboretum at dusk. Use this unique perspective as inspiration for nature inspired art. (Canceled) Tuesday-Thursday, July 19-21, 2016, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

NEW! Gotta Grow-1st-2nd grade

Put on your gardening gloves and get ready to dig in the dirt at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Family Explorers Backpack

Rent a self-guided family backpack that will enhance your visit to The Morton Arboretum. Daily, April-October, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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. (Canceled) Tuesday-Thursday, June 21-23 or July 19-21, 2016, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

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.

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.

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.