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Courses for Families

Course List

  • Children’s Garden Campout

    Join us for a campout designed especially for families at The Morton Arboretum! Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun. Friday, June 12 through Saturday June 13, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Birdhouse Workshop

    Birdhouse Workshop
    (SOLD OUT) Learn about birds and decorate a wooden birdhouse to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 22, or Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., or 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Family Maple Tapping Hike

    Family Maple Tapping Hike
    Join us on a family-friendly syrup stroll through the woods to explore the history of maple tapping at The Morton Arboretum. Sample sweets from maple trees, craft a syrup-inspired snow globe next to a toasty fire, and even make your own maple flavored ice cream! Saturday, March 21, or Sunday, March 22, 2020, times vary.
  • Woodland Family Hike

    Explore the Arboretum’s diverse tree collections and learn about the plants and animals that call them home in these guided, family-friendly hikes featuring a hands-on activity component. Saturday April 18, May 16, or June 20, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Arbor Day Family Tree Planting

    Arbor Day Family Tree Planting
    Celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting at the Arboretum! Take a narrated tram ride to the Big Rock Visitor Station and help plant a tree near our nature play area. Friday, April 24, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • More Youth and Family Programs

    Please check our Calendar of events for more youth and family programs.
  • Family Twilight Adventures

    Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum to explore the night's theme with a tram ride, activities, and a hike. Friday, June 5 or Saturday, June 27, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Woodland Family Hike

    Explore the Arboretum’s diverse tree collections and learn about the plants and animals that call them home in these guided, family-friendly hikes featuring a hands-on activity component. Saturday April 18, May 16, or June 20, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Family Twilight Adventures

    Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum to explore the night's theme with a tram ride, activities, and a hike. Friday, June 5 or Saturday, June 27, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.