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Courses for Children

Course List

  • Citizenship in the World Merit Badge

    Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries. All sections are SOLD OUT. Two Sundays, December 8, 2019 and January 5, 2020, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, February 2 and March 1 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

    How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum, explore the three branches of our national government. All sections are SOLD OUT.Two Sundays, December 8 and January 5, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or December 15 and January 12, 2019, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Winter Explorers (18–35 months)

    Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, January 21 through February 11, 2020, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Winter Explorers (3–5 years)

    Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees. Four Thursdays, January 23 through February 13, 2020, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

    How much do you know about government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units. All sections are SOLD OUT. Two Sundays, December 15 and January 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, February 2 and March 1, 2020, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Junior Winter Expedition (3-5 years)

    Investigate nature up close in this 2-week Winter discovery program. Search for signs of animals and how life adapts to changing seasons, then continue your hands-on explorations while you warm up with hot chocolate at The Morton Arboretum. Two Wednesdays, February 19 and 26, 2020, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Little Acorns (18-35 months)

    Young explorers will hike, play, listen to stories, and engage in science and art in these hands-on sensory-based programs at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., or Tuesday, March 10, Monday, March 16, or Thursday, March 26, 2020, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Little Sprouts (3-5 years)

    Young explorers will hike, play, listen to stories, and engage in science and art in these hands-on sensory-based programs. Thursday March 12, Wednesday March 18, or Tuesday March 24, 2020, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Little Sprouts (3-5 years)

    Young explorers will hike, play, listen to stories, and engage in science and art in these hands-on sensory-based programs. Thursday March 12, Wednesday March 18, or Tuesday March 24, 2020, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Little Acorns (18-35 months)

    Young explorers will hike, play, listen to stories, and engage in science and art in these hands-on sensory-based programs at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 14, 2019, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., or Tuesday, March 10, Monday, March 16, or Thursday, March 26, 2020, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • More Youth and Family Programs

    Please check our Calendar of events for more youth and family programs.