Mission messaging

  • A pine forest with a light dusting of snow

    The Champion of Trees

    The Morton Arboretum, a 1,700-acre living museum, champions trees throughout the world via scientific study, conservation, and advocacy.

  • A grove of trees

    Growing Brilliantly

    People need trees. Help preserve and protect trees in your community and around the world when you support the Growing Brilliantly campaign at the Arboretum.

  • A lone hiker snowshoeing on a snowy path

    Winter Hikes

    Enjoy the unique beauty of The Morton Arboretum’s trees in winter with one of these recommended hikes.

  • A student with binoculars looking for birds

    Dig Deeper

    As an education leader, we engage students, families, teachers, and life-long learners to dig a little deeper into the science of trees.

  • Manicured hedges with a slight dusting of snow

    Benefits of Trees

    Embrace all that trees have to offer—keeping us healthy to providing cleaner air, creating safer cities and increased home values, and surrounding us in beauty.

  • Close up of a leaf and acorns

    A Greener Future

    With scientific research at home and conservation leadership around the world, The Morton Arboretum is leading in the work to save trees.  

The Morton Arboretum: To plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.

Promotions

  • Enchanted Railroad

    Enjoy an intricate model railroad as trains chug through a miniature landscape at a child-friendly height. Through February 19.

    Children looking at a model train layout
  • Husky Heroes

    On January 27 and  28, see Siberian sled dogs demonstrate their pulling strength and speed. Have your picture taken with the team.

    A musher leading a team of sled dogs over the snowy Arboretum landscape
  • Chocolate Weekend

    On February 10 and 11, discover the history of the cacao tree, sample chocolates, and shop for tasty items with a chocolate twist. Member night on Friday.

    a box of beautifully decorated chocolates
  • Not All Classrooms Have Walls

    Learn by doing! Try classes for adults or children, from photography and art to gardening and bird-watching to tree expertise and conservation training. 

    An adult looking through binoculars
  • Wonder Pond Makeover

    An enhanced Wonder Pond experience awaits visitors this spring, thanks to donors to the Growing Brilliantly campaign. Improvements are now underway!

    An artist rendering of the stepping stones area of Wonder Pond revamped with a new walkway around the pond. More seating and shade is also depicted.
  • Celebrate Love

    On February 11 or 14, treat your sweetheart to a five-course dinner with wine pairings. Enjoy live music by a classical guitarist.

    A romantic table with roses, set for two

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