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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.

Busy Beavers 3-5 years

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.Wednesday, June 24 or Tuesday, June 30, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Botanical Art & Illustration: Pencil

As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing, develop your eye-hand coordination, and learn the structures of the plants you draw at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, June 30-July 21, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Family Twilight Adventures

Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum! Fridays, June 19, July 3, August 21 or September 25, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m. or Saturdays, June 6, July 18, August 1 or September 19, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Woodland Fairies-3rd-4th grade

Search for fairies hidden in the forest. Explore the trees and plants that fairies care for. Create your own fairy and fairy house and, as a group, build a fairy village at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 6. Multiple sections.

NEW 3D Art-5th-8th grade

Get inspired and create your own nature sculptures. Learn techniques and use tools of contemporary artists to create your own works of art each day at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 8. Multiple sections.

Cool Cache-5th-6th grade

Discover the awesome hobby of geochaching! Use maps, compasses and GPS units to find hidden Arboretum treasures while exploring areas with unique plants and animals. Dates and times vary starting June 15. Multiple sections.

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 8. Multiple sections.

Birds, Bats, & Butterflies-3rd-4th grade

How do animals and insects fly? Read stories and play games to learn how different animals fly, where they live, and how they use trees and other plants for shelter and food at The Morton Arboretum. 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.