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NEW! Feathers and Scales-3rd-4th grade

Discover the amazing adaptations of birds and reptiles at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 16. Multiple sections.

Sun-sational Flowers-18-35 months

Stand tall and turn your face to the sun like these giants of the garden at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, August 6 or Tuesday, August 12, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays and Fridays, May-October, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Sun-sational Flowers-3-5 years

Stand tall and turn your face to the sun like these giants of the garden at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, August 5, Wednesday, August 13 or Thursday, August 14, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Drain Tile Mapping for Conservation Planning

Gain the strategies and planning principles needed to effectively manage underground drain tile systems at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Summer Bird Walks

Enjoy summer at The Morton Arboretum by searching the woods, fields, and edges for summertime birds. Saturdays, June 21, July 19, and August 16, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Faux Finishes as Foundations

Learning simple faux finishing techniques such as sponging and blending we will create a background for your artwork at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 16-Sunday, August 17, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Grass Identification and Ecology - Sold Out

Sold out! Wait list available: call 630-719-2468. Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. New section opened: Wednesday September 17-Thursday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Designing a Contemplative Garden

Create a garden space that offers rest and renewal. At The Morton Arboretum 2 Saturdays, Aug 23-30, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Fall

Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air. 5 Sundays, August 24 and September 7-28, 8:00-11:30 a.m.