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Science of Why-3rd-4th grade

Have you ever wondered WHY? Find out as we conduct experiments using the scientific method. Delve into why leaves change color, where rainbows come from, how fireflies glow, and other scientific mysteries at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

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

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

Busy Beavers 18-35 months

Discover the special features of beavers that allow them to build their home with trees. Check out the beaver dam in Wonder Pond and even practice building a dam of your own at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, June 23, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Hydroponics at Home

Learn to grow vegetables in any space or season with a simple home hydroponics system at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays and Fridays, April-October, 2015, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Sedge Identification Workshop

Learn to identify the sedges, a diverse and ecologically important group of plants at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Prairie Ethnobotany - DATE CHANGE

Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this midsummer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Story Time under the Oak Tree: Aerial Family Program

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon bonding in the branches as you and your little ones gently sway from oak branches suspended in a colorful aerial yoga hammock at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, June 27 or July 11, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Mosaics for the Garden: Pick Your Project

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making decorative items for the yard or to display in the home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 27, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Forest Forts-3rd-4th grade

Design and build forts inspired by trees. Study trees up close and uncover their unique characteristics. Build a mini tree fort village as a group. Each child takes home their own mini tree fort at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.