Winter Science Camps for Kids

Want to keep your kids active during the holiday break? Winter Science Camps at The Morton Arboretum are hands-on and full of cool nature activities and experiments such as painting ice and investigating snowflakes. Treat them to a week of science camp fun over the winter break, December 30-31, 2013 and January 2-3, 2014.  “Our Winter Science Camps are a great way to engage kids in brain-boosting fun during winter break,” says Hannah Rennard, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction.
With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to enroll, says Rennard. Cost is $105 per child for members, $130 for non-members. To register, click here or call 630-719-2468, weekdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Frosty Frolics (for children in kindergarten)
How do birds and animals live and play through the winter? We'll track footprints in the snow, make our own tracks and enjoy frosty treats. (Program #C00102F)
Arctic Art Adventures (for children in 1st & 2nd grade)
Paint with ice and spray bottles, create an igloo, and discover the science behind crystals and snowflakes. (Program #C10102A)
Chillin’ Out with Nature (for children in 1st & 2nd grade)
Learn the secrets of winter animals. We'll play games, trek through the snow, and create wintery crafts. (Program #C30102S)
The Science of Why (for children in 3rd & 4th grade)
Learn how crystals form, where plants go during winter, and why trees "sleep." (Program #C30102S)
Wintery Watercolors & More (for children in 3rd & 4th grades)
Freeze artwork, make snow paintings, and use icicles as paint brushes. (Program #C30102W)
Per child, $105 member ($130 non-member)
Winter Nature Photography (for children in 5th & 6th grade)
Learn the basics of nature photography, indoors and outdoors. (Program #C50102P)