Children and Family Programs

Woodland Family Hikes (in person)

Explore seasonal themes on guided, family-paced hikes through the Arboretum’s diverse tree collections. Themes change monthly.

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Explore seasonal themes on guided, family-paced hikes through the Arboretum’s diverse tree collections. Themes change monthly.

August: Where the River Takes Us

Hike along the banks of the DuPage River, observe its inhabitants up close, and learn how the water connects us to a sustainable future.

September: Five Senses Walk with Forest Therapy Invitations

Enjoy a slowed-down, mindful walk to notice trees, plants, and wildlife with all five of your senses in this Forest Therapy program designed specifically for families with children aged five and older. Looking instead for a Forest Therapy program for adults? Click here.

November: Thankful for Illinois Trees

Learn how trees have sustained people in Illinois over the centuries, and creatively express your own gratitude for plants, nature, family, and each other.

  • Weather permitting.
  • Hikes are less than one mile long and will stay on chipped, paved, or mowed trails. Strollers welcome.
  • Recommended ages: Families with children age 4 and older, except for Five Senses Walk, which is recommended for families with children age 5 and older.

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