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As an education leader, we engage students, families, teachers, and life-long learners to dig a little deeper into the science of trees.

The Morton Arboretum education programs  are available year-round and provide learning experiences for educators, families, kids, adults, school groups, youth groups, and scouts.

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Check out The Morton Arboretum’s course, a tool that allows website visitors to filter efficiently for the right learning experience. LEARN MORE  


Whether exploring a new-found hobby or digging deeper into a lifelong passion, adults of all ages have myriad ways to keep learning. LEARN MORE  

Youth and family programs

Get your kids and entire family hooked on science, nature, and trees at one of the many family and kid programs at The Morton Arboretum. LEARN MORE  

Summer Science Camp

Get your kids hooked on science, nature, and trees at one of the many summer science camp programs at The Morton Arboretum. LEARN MORE

School groups

Pique your students' curiosity about science, nature, and art with one of the many programs available to school groups and classrooms. LEARN MORE  

Youth groups and scouts

Help your youth or scout group share unique discoveries in the great outdoors. Search for hidden geocaches, spy on nighttime critters, or uncover easy ways to recycle and save trees during guided or self-guided group outings.


Teachers and educators, expand your knowledge and skills with courses at The Morton Arboretum that count toward CPDUs, pursue a graduate degree, borrow items, get ideas, and download resources to teach about trees. learn more  

Weather Cancellation Hotline

Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of severe weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather-related cancellations.

Education Classes and Workshops Policies

Adult education classes at the Arboretum are intended for participants ages 16 and up. Your visit to The Morton Arboretum is implied consent for the use of your likeness by the Arboretum without limit in any and all media, for any purpose.

Refund requests must be submitted two business days prior to the program start date. To request a refund, call or email the registrar's office at 630-719-2468 or registrar-ed@mortonarb.org.
If the registration fee is $25.00 or more, the registration fee will be refunded, less a $5.00 processing charge. If the registration fee is less than $25.00, the registration fee will be refunded in full. Refunds will be issued by check if the original payment was made by cash or check, or by credit to the same credit card used to make the original payment.
Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable on and after the program’s start date. The Morton Arboretum cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.
Students will be issued a full refund in the event that The Morton Arboretum cancels a class for any reason.

The linked terms and conditions apply to all Education program purchases from the Arboretum.
If you purchased your class on CourseHorse, our cancellation policy applies to your purchase. If you need help canceling or have any questions, please visit CourseHorse (link: https://coursehorse.com/contact-us)