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.

June: 100 Years of Collecting Trees

Celebrate The Morton Arboretum’s Centennial by collecting, studying, and displaying your own found woodland treasures.

July: Who’s Under the Water?

Get closer to the creek and discover the animals and insects that call the water home. Families will wade in and dig deeper to explore and learn about aquatic life.

August: Make with Wood

Learn which trees provide us with lumber for woodworking, and make your own creative take-home pieces out of wood.

September: Fall on the Prairie

Explore the beauty and wonders of The Morton Arboretum’s award-winning prairie as summer turns to fall.

Recommended ages: Families with children age 4 and older.

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COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines

What to know:

  • Weather permitting.
  • Hikes are less than one mile long and will stay on chipped, paved, or mowed trails. Strollers welcome.

100 Years of Collecting Trees

  • Section I: Saturday, June 18, 2022, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Section J: Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Section K: Saturday, June 25, 2022, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Section L: Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Canceled)

Who’s Under the Water?

  • Section A: Saturday, July 9, 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
  • Section B: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Section C: Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
  • Section D: Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Make with Wood 

  • Section E: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Section F: Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Section G: Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Section H: Saturday, August 27, 2022, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Fall on the Prairie

  • Section I: Saturday, September 3, 2022, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Section J: Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Section K: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Section L: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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