Celebrate the Children's Garden's eighth birthday with a buzzing good time. Make a bee mask, meet a real beekeeper and check out some hives.When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Family-friendly hikes to discover the honeybees' favorite flowers and how honey is made. Plus, get an exclusive tour of the Arboretum's beehives and sample some honey.When: 11 a.m.; 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m.
Learn all about honeybees, their favorite flowers and how honey is made on a Family Honeybee Hike. Hike includes a viewing of Arboretum beehives and sampling of Arboretum honey. Forty-five minute hikes are available Saturday, Sept. 7 or Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11:30 a.m. and 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. Register at mortonarb.org/education, in the Visitor Center or by calling (630) 719-2468.When: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m
Take a Bee Hive Tour on Friday, Sept. 6 or Sunday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon with Greg Fischer, the Arboretum's beekeeper. Bee netting will be provided. Enjoy a sample of honey for a sweet finish to the tour. Register at mortonarb.org/education, in the Visitor Center or by calling (630) 719-2468.When: 9 a.m.-noon
Wish the Children's Garden a Happy Bee-day! Celebrate the garden's 8th birthday by making bee masks, meeting a real beekeeper and checking out the hives in the Children's Garden.When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
September is National Honey Month. Celebrate at The Morton Arboretum's annual Honey Bee Weekend, September 7-8. Explore the Honey Bee Expo, featuring honey and bee-themed products such as honey mead, candles, lotions and beekeeper kits.When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
This month's theme is Playing with Plants. Make a grass whistle, float a boat, play with daisies, and more.When: 10 a.m.-noon
Join a naturalist-led hike to enjoy the beauty of a restored tall-grass prairie in its late-summer glory. No baby strollers, please. Walk meets off nature center grounds - call 708-366-6530 for location and to register.When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Features Lebanese traditions and cuisine and live entertainment. Family-friendly activities include face painting, moon jump, carnival games, cooking competitions and much more.When: 5-11 p.m. Friday; 2-11 p.m. Saturday; 12:30-7 p.m. Sunday
Kids get the chance to touch, feel, and climb through a variety of trucks and vehicles. Truck types include fire trucks, tow trucks, bob cats, cement trucks, police cars, buses, army vehicles, ambulance and maybe even a helicopter. Bring the entire family, and don't forget your camera.When: 10 a.m.-noon