Class listings

A Week of Wetlands-5th-6th grade

Enjoy hands-on investigations of all things aquatic. Experiment with water and its properties, drudge through the wetlands to gather water samples, and use scientific equipment to inspect plants and animals that call ponds, lakes, rivers, and marshes home at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 20.

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.

NEW! Nocturnal Nature Art-7th-8th grade-Canceled

Explore The Morton Arboretum at dusk. Use this unique perspective as inspiration for nature inspired art. Dates vary starting June 23. Multiple sections.

Arboretum Uncorked: Summer

Enjoy a glass of wine and learn how to compose a stunning nature portrait of the Morton Arboretum.Wednesday, July 22, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Summer Color and Year Round Interest

Explore the Arboretum’s seasonal displays and get tips for selecting colorful perennials that have interest in multiple seasons. Friday, July 24, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Advanced Local Flora

Learn to identify summer woodland flowers before they bloom at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 18 or July 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Summer Colors in Colored Pencil

Work with colored pencil and specimens from The Morton Arboretum to explore color theory. Saturday July 25-Sunday, July 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m