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.
This month's theme is Playing with Plants. Make a grass whistle,
float a boat, play with daisies, and more.
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.
Includes live dog performances, agility training course,
demonstrations and pet-related vendors. Each pooch receives a
treat-filled goody bag. All dogs must remain leashed while in the
Decorate and create a bento box complete with smaller storage
compartments and learn new, creative ideas for packing lunches.
Then pack your bento box with healthy items before you leave.
Celebrate the automobile and the spirit of Route 66-the
legendary highway that runs between Chicago and Southern
California. Also features food and car-related vendors.
Includes food, a free family swim, and giveaways, games
and a photo booth. RSVP at
New exhibit showcases 50 rare and unique objects from the
Sterling Morton Library's collections. The artifacts include a
collection of butterflies that is more than 100 years old, an
Eskimo bone carving, original woodblocks, and metal sculptures.
Explore a modern cabinet of curiosities, with drawers that pull out
and doors that open to reveal objects and interactive games, share
your vision of a library in 50 years, and take part in a
library-wide scavenger hunt.
Kids become bug detectives as they explore the exhibit
of huge bug sculptures built using natural materials
including trees, dried branches, roots and green saplings. On
display will be an over-sized bee hive, lady bug, assassin bug,
damsel fly, spider, daddy long legs, praying mantis, dragon fly,
grasshopper and three ants. Kids receive a free bug
detective guide, helping them uncover the truth about bugs. Plus,
they can take part in daily events to learn more about bugs, plus
an edible insects program for the whole family.
Features supersized animatronic dinosaurs, including
favorites like Stegosaurus and Triceratops, as well as obscure
dinosaur species with unusual characteristics, like feathers.
Shantungosaurus-the largest dinosaur to walk on two legs-stands at
more than 20 feet tall and 50 feet long in Roosevelt Fountain, and
a tented showcase highlights the most recent paleontological
findings that birds evolved from dinosaurs. In addition, guests
will learn how dinosaurs are relevant to today's world and how
changes in climate may have led to their extinction, plus about
prehistoric flowers and plants .