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Young students learning how to arrange flowers from a floral expert
As an education leader, we engage students, families, teachers, and life-long learners to dig a little deeper into the science of trees.

The Morton Arboretum education programs  are available year-round and provide learning experiences for educators, families, kids, adults, school groups, youth groups, and scouts.

Search Courses

Check out The Morton Arboretum’s new online class listings, a tool that allows website visitors to search faster and more efficiently for the right learning experience. LEARN MORE  


Whether exploring a new found hobby or digging deeper into a lifelong passion, adults of all ages have a myriad of ways to keep learning. LEARN MORE  

Youth and family programs

Get your kids and entire family hooked on science, nature, and trees at one of the many family and kid programs at The Morton Arboretum. LEARN MORE  

Summer Science Camp

Get your kids hooked on science, nature, and trees at one of the many summer science camp programs at The Morton Arboretum. LEARN MORE

School groups

Pique your student’s curiousity about science, nature, and art with one of the many programs available to school groups and classrooms. LEARN MORE  

Youth groups and scouts

Help your youth or scout group share unique discoveries in the great outdoors. Search for hidden geocaches, spy on nighttime critters, or uncover easy ways to recycle and save trees during guided or self-guided group outings. LEARN MORE


Teachers and educators, expand your knowledge and skills with courses at The Morton Arboretum that count toward CPDUs, pursue a graduate degree, borrow items, get ideas, and download resources to teach about trees. learn more  

Weather Cancellation Hotline

Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of servere weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.