Childrens and Family Programs

Little Acorns (in person)

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: Forest Animals in Winter
  • March: Cloudy with a Chance of Trees

This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum.

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

Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently.

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

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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; layers are best!
  • A portion of this program will take place outdoors.

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