Children and Family Programs

Woodland Family Hikes (in person)

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

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

June: Human+Nature

Visit one of the installations in the new Human+Nature exhibit and use different artistic media to celebrate your own connection to trees.

July: Insect Hotels

Learn about the fascinating lives and habits of native pollinators, and build your own insect hotel to take home.

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.

 

  • 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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