Courses for Children

Course List

  • Winter Explorers (3-5 years)

    Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Four Thursdays, January 11 through February 1, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Arbor Reading Adventures

    Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays or Fridays, January through March, 2018, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Winter Explorers (18-35 months)

    Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees at The Morton Arboretum.Four Tuesdays, January 9 through 30, 2018, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

    How much do you know about government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units. (SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 10 and January 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, February 4 and March 4, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Citizenship in the World Merit Badge

    Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries. (SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 3 and January 7, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, February 4 and March 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • The Chocolate Tree (18-35 months)

    We’ll take a hike, sing songs, listen to stories and even sample some treats in this sensory-based program all about the trees that give us chocolate at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • The Chocolate Tree (3-5 years)

    We’ll take a hike, sing songs, listen to stories and even sample some treats in this sensory-based program all about the trees that give us chocolate at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, February 14, or Thursday, February 15, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Geology Merit Badge

    Explore the geology at The Morton Arboretum while earning your merit badge. (CANCELED) Sunday, February 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Clovers and Rainbows (3-5 years)

    Hunt for clovers and explore the colors of the rainbow in this sensory-based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, March 7, or Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Clovers and Rainbows (18-35 months)

    Hunt for clovers and explore the colors of the rainbow in this sensory-based program at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, March 6, or Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Geocaching Merit Badge

    Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. Two Sundays, March 18, and April 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Arbor Reading Adventures

    Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays or Fridays, January through March, 2018, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.