Children and Family Programs

Forest Friends

Play, hike, and explore in this four-week adventure at The Morton Arboretum for children ages 18 to 35 months.

Content Detail

In this four-week adventure in the Children’s Garden, young explorers will play, hike, read, and discover new things about the natural world. Each week, program participants will explore seasonal topics and investigate nature all around them.

Instructor: Kathryn Neuffer, supervisor of early childhood programs, The Morton Arboretum

Age: Children ages 18 to 35 months. An adult must accompany the child.

Course number: Y030

Instructor

Kathryn Neuffer, supervisor of early childhood programs, The Morton Arboretum

Kathryn Neuffer has a background in early childhood and special education. She enjoys introducing the Arboretum’s youngest visitors to the wonders of the outdoors and helping to increase children’s curiosity toward the natural world through play and hands-on experiences.

What to Know

Dress for the weather. This program takes place both indoors and out.

Program Schedule

May

This program includes the following four meeting times.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Children’s Garden, East Side

August

This program includes the following four meeting times.

Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Children’s Garden, East Side

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