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Thursday, June 11, 2020

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  • Troll Hunt

    Troll Hunt
    Journey through our far-reaching forest to hunt for six colossal trolls crafted from reclaimed wood by Danish artist Thomas Dambo. On view now through early 2021.
  • Leafing Through the Pages - Members' Book Discussion Group

    Leafing Through the Pages - Members' Book Discussion Group
    On the second Thursday of every month, Morton Arboretum members enjoy a morning of community, connectivity, and spirited book discussion.
  • Self-guided Family Play and Exploration: Plant a Tree

    Self-guided Family Play and Exploration: Plant a Tree
    Trees fill us with wonder and help us breathe, eat, relax, and stay healthy. They also make our yards and neighborhoods more beautiful and provide food and shelter to countless birds, mammals, and insects. Be a tree champion this Arbor Day (April 24) and every day. Use these activity suggestions from our early childhood and family programs team to plant, protect, and enjoy trees anywhere you are!
  • Self-Guided Family Play and Exploration: Seeds

    Self-Guided Family Play and Exploration: Seeds
    Seeds are energy powerhouses! They contain everything a plant needs to begin growing, except for sunlight and water. Some seeds, like avocado pits, are large; others, like marigold or poppy seeds, are small. Some seeds are green (lentils), others are brown (chestnuts), yellow (mustard), or red (pomegranates). Explore the incredible diversity of these mini superheroes that turn into the many plants we enjoy, with these activity suggestions from our early childhood team:
  • Self-Guided Family Play and Exploration: Composting

    Self-Guided Family Play and Exploration: Composting
    Composting transforms food scraps and decaying plant material into nutritious plant food. Explore the amazing changes that happen in a compost bin, and make your own “compost stew,” with these activity suggestions from our early childhood team.
  • Self-Guided Family Play and Exploration: Spring Baking

    Self-Guided Family Play and Exploration: Spring Baking
    Explore the grains that give us muffins, pizza, bread, and cupcakes, and sample the delicious flavors of spring, with these family activity suggestions from our early childhood team!
  • Self-Guided Family Play and Exploration: Flowering Trees

    Self-Guided Family Play and Exploration: Flowering Trees
    The springtime color of dogwood, magnolia, serviceberry, crabapple, cherry, and other trees is one of the most cherished gifts of the season. Take a closer look at flowering trees and skip from one tree to the next, like a pollinating insect, with these family activity ideas from our early childhood team!
  • Arboretum Uncorked: Happy Little Trees

    Arboretum Uncorked: Happy Little Trees
    Following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this program has been cancelled. For refund and more information, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Prevention webpage.
  • Self Guided-Family Play and Exploration: Signs of Spring

    Self Guided-Family Play and Exploration: Signs of Spring
    After the stillness of winter, spring brings an exuberance of color, sound, texture, and smell! Enjoy the following ideas throughout the spring season in your own backyard or at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Self Guided Family Play & Exploration: Forest Animals

    Self Guided Family Play & Exploration: Forest Animals
    In spring, the forest comes alive with the comings and goings of its many inhabitants. Take a leisurely walk on a path surrounded by trees and look for squirrels building new nests, birds singing on branches, chipmunks rustling in the leaves, turtles basking in the sun, and other animals emerging from winter’s slumber.
  • Self-Guided Family Play and Exploration: Nests and Eggs

    Self-Guided Family Play and Exploration: Nests and Eggs
    Spring is nesting time for most species of birds. Take a morning walk in April or early May to listen to the beautiful songbird chorus and observe birds’ complex behavior as they seek mates, build nests, and defend their territories – all before trees fully leaf out!

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