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NIU Family Day at Morton Arboretum

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Save the date of Sunday, August 10, from 12:00 - 3:00 for NIU Family Day at the Morton Arboretum, a nonprofit outdoor museum working toward a greener, healthier, more beautiful world by planting and protecting trees. The arboretum’s 1,700 acres contain woodlands, wetlands and prairie.

Make plans now to join NIU alumni and friends on August 10 to enjoy all the arboretum has to offer. You will experience a ride on the Acorn Express, an open-air tram, and explore the arboretum’s more than 222,000 plants from around the world. A lunch buffet will be included.

Tickets are $30 for adults; $10 for children; free for children age 1 and younger. If you're an NIU Alumni Association member, children are free! To register.

STEM Cafe - Star Gazing at the Orchard STEM CAFE

Tuesday, August 12th at 7:30-10:30 PM

Kuipers Family Farm

N318 Watson Rd. Maple Park, IL 60151 (Entrance on orchard side)

Join STEM for a spectacular evening of star gazing. The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks in mid-August, will radiate from the Perseus constellation and appear throughout the sky. 


Family Fair and Huskie Family Welcome Welcome Days Logo

Save the date of Friday, August 22 from 3:30 - 6:00 for the Resource Fair for families and Huskie Family Welcome during Welcome Days. Families will have a chance to see what resources are available to them and their NIU student at the Resource Fair, then eat dinner and have a formal welcome to NIU. 

Fall Family WeekendFall Family Weekend Logo

Save the date of October 3 - 5 for Fall Family Weekend. Come to NIU for a weekend jam packed of fun events for you and your student. Check back often for more details.