Childrens and Family Programs

Little Acorns

Explore nature in a sensory-based program at The Morton Arboretum for children ages 18 to 35 months.

Content Detail

In this hands-on, sensory-based program at The Morton Arboretum, young explorers will hike, play, listen to stories, and engage in science and art activities. Program participants will explore these seasonal topics:

  • February: Winter Fun
  • April: Happy Hatchlings
  • May: Beautiful Butterflies
  • June: Mudpies

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

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: Y080

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

February

Section A: Monday, February 12, 2024, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Section B: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Section C: Monday February 19, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Section D: Thursday, February 22, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

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April

Happy Hatchlings

Section A: Monday, April 8, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Section B: Thursday, April 11, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Section C: Monday, April 15, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m

Section D: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

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May

Beautiful Butterflies

Section E: Thursday, May 9, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Section F: Monday, May 13, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

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June

Mudpies

Section G: Thursday, June 6, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Section H: Monday, June 10, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Section I: Thursday, June 13, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Section J: Monday, June 17, 2024, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

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