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Eric Carle’s Friends-kindergarten

Have you ever been as hungry as a caterpillar? Enter the whimsical world of Eric Carle as his characters come to life through stories, games, and crafts at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 12:30-3:30 p.m. or June 27-July 1, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Woodland Fairies-3rd-4th grade

Search for fairies hidden in the forest. Explore the trees and plants that fairies care for at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 27, 2016. Multiple sections.

Young Impressionists-1st-2nd grade

Become a mini Monet! Explore the Arboretum for artistic inspiration and use impressionist techniques to create a masterpiece. Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or July 11-15, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Down in the Dirt-kindergarten

Discover the wonderful world of dirt! Dig for decomposers, make mud art, play games, and explore the exciting soil beneath our feet at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 2016, 12:30-3:30 p.m. or August 1-5, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Turtles and Tadpoles-kindergarten

How do tadpoles turn into frogs? How do turtles grow up? Together we’ll uncover fun facts, search for croaking frogs and basking turtles, play games, make crafts, and meet live turtles at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 2016,9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or August 1-5, 2016, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Kids vs. Wild-5th-6th grade

Can you survive in the great outdoors? Explore native woodlands and wetlands, and gain the skills needed to survive in these ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

Forest Fairy Friends-1st-2nd grade

Are fairies hidden in the forest at The Morton Arboretum? Dates and times vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

NEW! Eco-Challenge-7th-8th grade

Ants can carry fifty times their body weight, termites build mounds twenty-five feet tall, and bees can visit over one thousand flowers in a day. Find out what you can accomplish as you explore the habitats at the Arboretum and take on eco-challenges. Dates vary starting June 6, 2016. Multiple sections.

FIT4MOM Stroller Strides®

Experience the Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Tuesdays, May 3-July 5, 2016, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Planting a Rainbow-kindergarten

Explore the colors of the rainbow while learning about trees and other plants at The Morton Arboretum. Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 2016, 12:30-3:30 p.m.