Outdoor Skills and Adventure

Course List

  • Gain a new perspective on familiar settings with the chance to see what happens in the Arboretum at night when no one is around. NEW DATE: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Learn the geologic history of the Midwest as we cycle the the roads of the Arboretum. Sunday, April 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Get outdoors with your family or friends this summer! New to camping? No problem. This class will teach you everything you need to know to have a fun and safe weekend under the stars at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Grab a flashlight and hit the trail for a night of troll hunting at The Morton Arboretum! Select Thursdays and times, March 21 through May 2. SOLD OUT.
  • Come nibble the new shoots of wild edible plants and taste how good spring can be at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Be prepared for the unexpected on your next outdoor adventure. Having a plan and being prepared with some essential survival skills can help you stay safe, even if things go wrong. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9:00 to noon.
  • Paddle the Rock River in Oregon, Illinois, and learn the geology and natural history of this unique area. Saturday, June 15, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (rain date June 22).