The exhibit features artifacts from the library’s special collection relating to famous plant hunters, and it explores modern conservation efforts by scientists at the Arboretum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, during regular library hours.
Enjoy live musical performances in the Ginkgo Room from 5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., glowing dancers along the trail from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., and roaming carolers along the trail from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., on select nights, during Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum.
Find out what fermentation is, watch demos, sample fermented goods, and get hands-on at the Fermented Foods Series at The Morton Arboretum this fall. Saturdays, October 21 through November 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
See trees in a different light. Our interactive experience filled with dazzling projections, trees that respond to your touch and voice, and vivid, electric colors throughout. Open Friday, November 17, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. (Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day along with the following Mondays, November 20 & 27 and December 4, 11, & 18.) Tickets on sale now.
Shop for beautiful nature images available on greeting cards, prints, canvases, pillows, and more with designs by Rozanne Priebe of Elmhurst. At The Morton Arboretum Store, Saturday, September 23 and Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us for Tails on the Trails on September 9, 2017, a "paw"fect day out with your pup as you meander down The Morton Arboretum's 16 miles of hiking trails. Dogs are only allowed on special days like these!
Connect the mind and body in this peaceful yoga class in honor of the full and new moons each month at The Morton Arboretum. Multiple sections. Dates and times vary starting Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Multiple sections.
Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. Select Mondays or Saturdays starting August 12 through November 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Monday, January 1, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Just in time for the holiday season, find out how you can incorporate evergreen branches and boughs into elegant holiday swags at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., or Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Join writer and naturalist Cindy Crosby to hear stories of how wildflowers have changed human history: through literature, art, medicine, as love charms, and more at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images, and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Summer dates: Saturday, July 15, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m, or Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fall date: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Explore meditative and self-nurturing yoga poses with the use of plant based essential oils to restore and rebalance the mind and body in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Monday, August 28, Thursday, November 9, or Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Create a festive, long-lasting botanical arrangement to display in your home during the holidays, using a wintery mix of greenery and flowers at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
First Aid and CPR class will teach you the skills you need to keep yourself and others safe while working at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, or Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this interactive primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, safety, and volunteer empowerment at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, February 2, 2018. In person component: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Enjoy a night hike, then warm up with s’mores by the fire. Thursday, February 1, March 1, or Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, February 3 through 24, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Explore the interactions that drive ecosystem function and learn to identify plants, animals, and fungi in relation to ecological habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, February 9, 2018. In person component: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. Please note: November 18, Bird Walk has been canceled due to weather conditions. The third Saturday of each month, October 21, 2017 through March 17, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Learn to effectively and efficiently use the tools of the trade to tackle different restoration jobs at The Morton Arboretum.Online component begins: Tuesday, March 6, 2018. In-person component meets: Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Chicago Wilderness will offer three winter sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Saturday, February 24, and Sunday, February 25; Thursday, March 1, and Friday, March 2; or Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Learn the essentials of woodland ecology and the woodland management techniques necessary to maintain threatened woodland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 16, 2017 session has been canceled. Please register for Thursday, March 29, 2018 session.
Learn about forests, what they are, how they function, and why they are so important for our future at The Morton Arboretum. Three Saturdays: April 21, May 12, and May 19, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Mondays and Wednesdays, May 7 through 30, 2018, 3:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers that cover the woodland floor in spring at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in April 2018. Registration will open Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in April 2018. Registration will open Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Learn to identify plants in the field through studying the plants of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays, June 13 through August 1, 2018. 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, June 16 through July 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Except on Saturday, July 14, class will meet 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn the essentials of wetland ecology and the vital management techniques necessary to maintain threatened wetland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in June 2018. Registration will open Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in June 2018. Registration will open Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy prairie habitats at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in July 2018. Registration will open Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in July 2018. Registration will open Tuesday, May 22, 2018.