Class listings

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family-friendly tram adventure through the Arboretum! We’ll seek out fun destinations to hike, make a craft, and explore new topics each week at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays and Fridays, April-June.

Landscape Plants: Early Spring

Learn to identify trees and shrubs at their peak in early spring by height, form, leaf texture, and flower at The Morton Arboretum. Date and times vary starting April 16. One section.

Field Study: Birds of Spring-Sold out

Learn how to identify Illinois' spring resident and migratory birds by sight and call and meet other birders at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, April 6-May 18, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Botanical Art With Colored Pencil

Explore the nature of color and how colors impact each other and the viewer at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, April 19-May 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Library Exhibit Program: Drawing Treasures From the Rare Print Collection-Canceled

Be inspired by the rare print and art collection of the Sterling Morton Library at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, April 19-May 10, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Spring Bird Walks

Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Dates vary starting April 19. Two sections.

Photographing Spring Ephemerals

Learn how to find early spring ephemeral flowers and how to best capture their delicate color at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 22. One section.

Mudpies and Stone Soup-18-35 months-Sold Out

Enjoy stories, crafts, muddy games and play in this squishy, squashy, sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, April 22, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Soils and Composting

Create better garden soil with the knowledge, tips, and techniques you gain in this class at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, April 22-May 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Bumps in the Night

Take a closer look at the natural history of some of the local denizens of the night and explore how our daily lives impact theirs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, April 22-29; 6:30-9:30 p.m.