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  • Teacher Tuesdays

    Teacher looking at leaves
    Teachers from preschool through college can visit The Morton Arboretum with free admission every Tuesday from June through September 2018.

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  • Acorn Express Tram Tours

    Acorn Express Tram Tours
    Hop on the Acorn Express tram for a tour of our 1,700 acres of blooming beauty narrated by one of our expert guides.

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  • Troll Hunt

    Troll Hunt
    Beginning June 22, journey through our far-reaching forest to hunt for six colossal trolls crafted from reclaimed wood by Danish artist Thomas Dambo.

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  • Library Exhibit: Plant Hunters

    Library Exhibit: Plant Hunters
    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.

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  • Nature Play Spaces

    Nature Play Spaces
    Enjoy creative, unstructured outdoor play spaces, Mud Kitchen near Parking Lot 20 and Word Garden near Parking Lot 13. Daily, weather permitting, 7:00 a.m. to sunset

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  • Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit

    A visitor learning about endangered tree species by using the interactive panels
    Come learn about the gifts that the world's endangered trees give us—and how you can join the Arboretum in saving them. Daily, 7:00 a.m. - sunset

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  • Troll Archives

    Troll Archives
    Find a one-of-a-kind book related to the trolls you are hunting in the Sterling Morton Library. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Saturday

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  • Arbor Evenings: Music and More

    Arbor Evenings: Music and More
    Wednesday is the new Friday! Unwind with wine and a live concert outdoors on summer evenings. Wednesdays, June 6 through August 29, 2018.

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  • Forest Therapy Walks (1 hour 45 minutes)

    Forest Therapy Walks (1 hour 45 minutes)
    Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Select Mondays, Wednesdays or Saturdays, now through September 29, 2018, times vary.

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  • Science & S’mores Member Night

    Science & S’mores Member Night
    Members only event. Try science experiments, meet Arboretum scientists, watch cool tree science demonstrations, and enjoy s’mores around the campfire July 19, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Thornhill Education Center

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  • Vehicle-free biking

    Vehicle-free biking
    Enjoy bicycling in an "auto-free zone" on summer Friday nights, as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings. May through August 2018. Please note these exceptions: You will be sharing the road with cars due to special events on: August 3, 4, 18, and 19

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  • Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum

    Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum
    Walk along with theater performers and experience classic Brothers Grimm tales a new way: surrounded by nature! All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. Select Weekends, July, August, and October, 2018

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  • Reclaimed Keepsake Box Workshop

    A cigar box decorated and reclaimed as a keepsake box.
    Turn a cigar box into a one-of-a-kind keepsake box using reclaimed materials at The Morton Arboretum. Two days, Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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  • Breakfast In The Ginkgo Restaurant

    Pancakes with blueberries and powdered sugar
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at The Morton Arboretum in the scenic Ginkgo Restaurant! Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00-10:45 a.m.

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  • Sustainable Gardens Series

    Sustainable Gardens Series
    Attract pollinators to your garden with native plants and sustainable gardening techniques; Designing for Birds and Bees on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or add character and sustainability to your garden using repurposed materials; Designing with Reclaimed Materials on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

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  • Forest Therapy Walks (3 hour)

    Forest Therapy Walks (3 hour)
    Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Select Mondays or Saturdays,now - September 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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  • Fake News, Real Science: How to Make Sense of the Information Landscape

    A tree is coming out of a laptop and it is surrounded by bright light.
    We are confronted with a vast amount of information every day, and it can be difficult to find trusted and credible sources of expertise. Thursday, July 26, or Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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  • Summer Clearance Sale

    Summer Clearance Sale
    Save on home decor, jewelry, books, desktop, apparel, and more. July 27 through August 24, 2018

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  • Preserving the Harvest

    Preserving the Harvest
    Learn home preservation methods and continue to enjoy your seasonal bounty well into the fall and winter months. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon

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  • Beasts at Bedtime: The Environmental Wisdom of Children's Literature with Author Liam Heneghan

    Cover of the book, Beats at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children's Literature
    Revisit your favorite childhood books--and some unknown treasures--through a new lens with author, scholar, and dad, Liam Heneghan at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, July 29, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

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  • Destination Asia Festival

    Destination Asia Festival
    Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food and trees. Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5, 2018

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  • The Art of Bonsai

    Display of several Bonsai displays
    See bonsai displays and demonstrations, by Prairie State Bonsai Society members at The Morton Arboretum, August 4 & 5, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Great Hikes in Literature

    A wood chipped trail surrounded by evergreens.
    Travel the world's great trails as told from the perspective of beloved nature writers at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 5, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

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  • Bees and Bourbon

    A fruity cocktail with a honey dipper and mint sprigs
    Enjoy a summery bourbon cocktail and get buzzed about bees with entomologist and author May Berenbaum. August 7, 2018.

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  • Leafing Through the Pages - Members' Book Discussion Group

    Leafing Through the Pages - Members' Book Discussion Group
    On the second Thursday of every month, Morton Arboretum members enjoy a morning of community, connectivity, and spirited book discussion.

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  • Grown-Up Play Date

    Grown-Up Play Date
    Join us for Grown-Up Play Date, a night of fun for adults in the award-winning Children's Garden on August 10, 2018

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  • Tree-mendous Tree Stories Digitization Workshop

    Tree-mendous Tree Stories Digitization Workshop
    Preserve and share your memories in the digital world by joining the Sterling Morton Library in their Tree-mendous Tree Stories Digitization Workshop at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesday, August 15 or Friday, August 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or Monday, August 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon

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  • Wine and Art Walk

    Wine and Art Walk
    Sip wine and shop for art as you stroll around Meadow Lake. Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018.

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  • Farm-to-Table Dinner

    A 4,000-square-foot white tent, set on a spacious green lawn
    Join us for The Morton Arboretum's Farm to Table Dinner featuring locally-sourced ingredients in a beautiful outdoor setting on August 24, 2018

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  • Wine Tasting

    Wine Tasting
    Savor the flavors of wine and bask in the beauty of summer, August 30, 2018

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  • Celebrate International Forest Bathing Day!

    A path through a forest
    Join the movement and experience the healing power of our local forests and parks on a special FREE guided forest therapy walk. Saturday, September 8, 2018 1:00 to 2:45 p.m.

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  • Tails on the Trails

    A dog running the agility course
    Join us for Tails on the Trails on September 8, 2018, 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!

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  • Home Composting with Bill Shores

    A man holding soil in his hands.
    Learn to make your own compost and the basics of composting with worms. Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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  • Visiting Photographer Series: Seeing Creatively with Tony Sweet

    Black and white photo of one tree and the surrounding landscape.
    Step up your nature photography with tips and techniques from well-known photographer Tony Sweet at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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  • Ancient Grains

    Farro seeds are an ancient grain
    Get the scoop on ancient grains and their role in our diets with this hands-on program. Taste healthful recipes using ingredients such as teff, farro, and more, and prepare two recipes to take home with you. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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  • Nature at Night Tram Tour

    The sun is setting over a field with some trees, and it is creating pink clouds.
    Celebrate the autumn equinox with an after-hours tram ride through the Arboretum. Thursday, September 20, or Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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  • Annual Bulb Sale

    Annual Bulb Sale
    Shop dozens of varieties of dutch bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, iris, alliums, crocus, fritillaria, and many more.

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  • Passport Europe Festival

    Passport Europe Festival
    Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of Europe with visits to our European tree collections, plus culinary delights, authentic musical performances, impressive dancing demonstrations, and much more. Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23, 2018.

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  • Whiskey Walks

    Whiskey Walks
    Join us for a hike and whiskey tasting at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 22, 2018, noon to 1:30 p.m., 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., or 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

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  • Artist's Trunk Show: Art by Rozanne

    Artist's Trunk Show: Art by Rozanne
    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, 29 and November, 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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  • Growing Brilliantly Dinner Party

    Growing Brilliantly annual Dinner Party Saturday, September 29, 2018 invitation
    Join us for the 2018 Growing Brilliantly Dinner Party on Saturday, September 29!

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  • Fall Color 5K Run & Walk

    Fall Color 5K Run & Walk
    Run for the trees at the 15th annual Fall Color 5K Run and Walk, Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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  • Nancy Neill Designs Trunk Show

    Nancy Neill Designs Trunk Show
    Shop for expertly made jewelry with whimsical themes for gifts or for yourself from by local designer Nancy Neill. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m

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  • Scarecrow Trail

    Scarecrow Trail
    Admire creations from local scout troops and vote for your favorite scarecrow. Daily in October, 2018. 7:00 a.m-sunset

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  • Glass Pumpkin Patch

    Glass Pumpkin Patch
    Explore a dazzling collection of hand-blown glass pumpkins and other autumnal designs in mesmerizing colors, shapes, and sizes. At The Morton Arboretum, October 10 through 14, 2018

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  • The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society (MAPS) Exhibit

    The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society (MAPS) Exhibit
    Enjoy original nature photography, many of which are of The Morton Arboretum grounds, at the annual Nature Photography Exhibit of the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society (MAPS). Friday, October 12, through Sunday, October 14, 2018, times vary.

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  • Fall Photography Show at the Sterling Morton Library

    Fall Photography Show at the Sterling Morton Library
    The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society members will display amazing photography of fall scenes in the Sterling Morton Library. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14, 2018. Times vary.

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  • Landscape Below Ground IV

    The roots of an over-turned tree.
    Since 1993, the Landscape Below Ground conferences have provided a forum for presentation of the latest research and management practices in all aspects of tree root development in urban soils. The impact on arboricultural practices has been significant. Practices now commonplace, such as load-bearing soils that provide space for root growth beneath pavement, were introduced to international audiences at the conferences and through conference proceedings. October 15-17, 2018

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  • Cider and Ale Festival

    Cider and Ale Festival
    Sample ciders and seasonal beers in the midst of rich fall color at the Cider and Ale Festival on October 20, 2018

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  • Dog Admission Day

    A dog at Dog Admission Day
    Hit the trails, at The Morton Arboretum, with your canine friend on the following Saturday, November 3, 2018, 7:00 a.m. to sunset.

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  • Nature Artists’ Guild (NAG) Holiday Exhibit of Natural History Art

    Nature Artists’ Guild (NAG) Holiday Exhibit of Natural History Art
    Enjoy more than 150 works of art celebrating nature and see demonstrations by the artists. Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Chamber Concert Series

    Chamber Concert Series
    Select Sundays, November, 2018 through March, 2019 at 2:15 p.m.

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  • Members’ Extra Discount Weekend

    Members’ Extra Discount Weekend
    The Morton Arboretum members, enjoy extra savings in time for the holidays. November 9-11, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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  • Veterans Day-Veterans Free

    Veterans Day-Veterans Free
    All veterans free today, November 11!

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  • Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

    Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum
    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. November 16, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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  • Happy Holidays - Free Admission

    Snowy larches around Meadow Lake
    Enjoy free admission on Christmas Day at The Morton Arboretum! Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Buildings, Children’s Garden, and Illumination are closed.

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  • Whiskey Dinner

    Whiskey samples
    Warm up this winter with whiskey in our beautiful Ginkgo Restaurant at The Morton Arboretum. January 11 and 12, 2019

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  • Enchanted Railroad

    Enchanted Railroad
    Watch an intricate railroad travel through a wonderland at a child-friendly level. January 18 through February 24, 2019

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  • Husky Heroes

    A musher standing on the runners of a sled being pulled by 4 Siberian  huskies
    Save the date, January 26 and 27, 2019 to see Siberian husky sled pulling, skijoring, and speed demonstrations at The Morton Arboretum. Please leave pets at home.

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  • Chocolate Weekend Member Night

    One of the chocolate vendors engaging with the visitors
    For Arboretum members only. Shop Chocolate Weekend vendors before the crowds arrive. Friday, February 8, 2019

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  • Chocolate Weekend

    Chocolate Weekend
    Discover chocolate’s deeply rooted tree history as you taste and shop for treats! Shop, sample, and celebrate chocolate indoors. February, 9 and 10, 2019

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  • Attract pollinators to your garden with native plants and sustainable gardening techniques; Designing for Birds and Bees on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or add character and sustainability to your garden using repurposed materials; Designing with Reclaimed Materials on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • This forest therapy walk intertwines art and Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday July 21, Monday August 13, or Sunday September 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Turn a cigar box into a one-of-a-kind keepsake box using reclaimed materials at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Two days, Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Learn about the pesky visitors that pop up in your garden uninvited at The Morton Arboretum. Find out what qualifies as a weed; Combat Weeds on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., or find out what qualifies as a pest; Combat Pets on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Select Saturdays or Mondays, May 21, through September 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn the geologic history of the Midwest as we cycle the the roads of the Arboretum. Friday, July 13, or July 27, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Stretch, strengthen, and release stress while having fun, cocooned in a hammock suspended from the trees and underneath the Full Moon at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, July 27, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., or Sunday, August 26, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., or Monday September 24, 2018, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this summer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Learn the basics of how to use your new DSLR camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn home preservation methods and continue to enjoy your seasonal bounty well into the fall and winter months at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Lindsay Sandbothe returns for a two-day, intermediate/advanced workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Two days, Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Revisit your favorite childhood books--and some unknown treasures--through a new lens with author, scholar, and dad, Liam Heneghan at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, July 29, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • We are confronted with a vast amount of information every day, and it can be difficult to find trusted and credible sources of expertise. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to identify the “symptoms” of a less-than-credible source and what questions to ask yourself as you’re looking for good advice on the internet (and beyond) to answer questions about trees, plants, and the environment. Thursday, July 26, or Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Learn the essentials of wetland ecology and the vital management techniques necessary to maintain threatened wetland ecosystems at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, August 4, 2018 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Learn to identify dragonflies and damselflies on the grounds of the Arboretum. Friday, August 3, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • 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 on select Wednesdays or Thursdays, May through September, 2018.
  • Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, August 3, 2018. In-person component: Friday, August 10, or Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Join us for a FREE orientation program on the Woodland Stewardship Program at the Morton Arboretum. Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., or Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1:30-3:00 p.m., or online only.
  • This workshop is for up to 10 students from beginner to intermediate skill level at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
  • In this workshop the PSBS 2018 bonsai master, Frank Mihalic, will work with you on your own trees at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August. 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Enrich your understanding of our local natural areas by learning to identify the most common native plants you’re likely to encounter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 to noon, or Saturday, August 4, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • This workshop features a selection field grown Douglas and Corkbark fir trees. The primary focus on this workshop will be on initial styling, including determining the height and new leader as well as wiring and branch selection. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Travel the world's great trails as told from the perspective of beloved nature writers at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 5, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • This workshop is open to all skill levels and Artistic abilities. You DO NOT have to be an Artist to take this workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday. August. 5, 2018 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • This beginner to intermediate class will feature Procumbens Juniper. The primary focus of this workshop will be what to look for in creating bonsai; design and wiring will all be covered at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Jun 8 through October 6, 2018. Multiple sections.
  • Enjoy a summery bourbon cocktail and get buzzed about bees with entomologist and author May Berenbaum at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online only begins: June 1, or August 3, 2018. In-person only: Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Join botanist Chris Benda for a guided tour of the fens of Illinois. Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Join renowned wildflower painter Heeyoung Kim for a watercolor workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Three days: Friday, August 10, through Sunday, August 12, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins Friday, August 10, 2018. In person sessions: Two days: Sunday, August 19 and Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Grab a paddle and join knowledgeable naturalists for a guided, 7-mile kayaking excursion through the protected acres of Glacial Park on Nippersink Creek, the largest tributary to the Fox River. THIS CLASS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Learn the identifying characteristics of local shorebirds. Learn the types and characteristics of shorebirds found in northern Illinois in the classroom, then spend a morning searching local hotspots to identify these birds in the field. Two days: Thursday, August 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, August 18, 2018, 8:00 to noon.
  • Enjoy special access to the remarkable Denton Collection, a hundred-year-old collection of butterflies and moths housed in the archives of the Sterling Morton Library at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.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. Select Mondays, June 4 through August 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to the public.Four days: Monday, August 20 through Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Try out this sampler session of aerial yoga. Stretch, strengthen, and release stress while having fun, cocooned in a hammock suspended from the trees at The Morton Arboretum! Select dates and times, starting Friday, June 8 through Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Early dates are sold out. Registration is now open for dates in July and August, 2018..
  • Preserve and share your memories in the digital world by joining the Sterling Morton Library in their Tree-mendous Tree Stories Digitization Workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, August 15 or Friday, August 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or Monday, August 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Select Mondays. Wednesdays, or Saturdays, July 28 through September 29, 2018, times vary.
  • Enjoy the fall warbler migration while learning a methodical approach to dealing with fall plumages, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and alternate feeding approaches at the Morton Arboretum. Three days: Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and two Fridays, September 7 and 14, 2018, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • This one-day conference for green industry professionals and avid home gardeners will focus on the latest information and practice related to the selection and care of Midwestern trees, shrubs, and woody plants, as shared by leading designers and plant experts at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Learn to use watercolor to capture the colors of nature. In this introduction to watercolor, students will learn techniques to apply paint to paper at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, September 6 through 27, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Utilize watercolor to prepare a preliminary underpainting for your outdoor painting studies at the Morton Arboretum. Two days: Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration closes on August 30, 2018.
  • Stretch, strengthen, and release stress while having fun, cocooned in a hammock suspended from the trees at The Morton Arboretum. (The THURSDAY, JUNE 21 class has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday, June 28.) Dates and times vary, starting Wednesday, May 30 through September 7, 2018. Multiply sections.Dates in May are sold out. September dates are open for registration.
  • Put all those surplus tomatoes to use with creative canning recipes so you can enjoy them well beyond summer at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Learn the basics of drawing in a class designed for true beginners at The Morton Arboretum. Four Saturdays, September 8 through 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon (registration opens May 22)
  • Explore the colorful landscape of the fall prairie and discover the amazing relationships between the plants and animals that call it home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 8, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Join the movement and experience the healing power of our local forests and parks on a special FREE guided forest therapy walk at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 8, 2018 1:00 to 2:45 p.m.
  • Enjoy autumn’s amazing birding as you learn to identify the migratory birds filling the air at The Morton Arboretum. Four Sundays, September 9 through 30, 2018, 8:00 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn to effectively and efficiently use the tools of the trade to tackle different restoration jobs at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 4, September 11 or November 6, 2018.
  • Experience the Arboretum’s beauty as you get fit with your little ones along for the ride. Stroller Strides® is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Select Saturdays, June through September, 2018, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Study the special ecological and evolutionary relationships between plants and animals at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays, September 12 through December 5, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and select Saturdays, September 29 through November 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Join landscape designer and horticulturist Marcy Stewart-Pyziak on a tour of Midwest Groundcovers, LLC, in St. Charles, Illinois. Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Two days: Thursday, September 13, and Friday, September 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn to make your own compost and the basics of composting with worms at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: September 15, 2018. In-person component: September 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • New! For ultimate relaxation, join us for one hour of peaceful yoga stretches, then enjoy sipping your beverage of choice while looking upon the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Thursday, August 16, or Friday, September 14, 2018, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Take a walk through the display gardens at the Arboretum with horticulturist Samantha Peckham as she discusses the best ways to prepare your garden for the winter. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
  • In this hands-on workshop, you’ll create a table arrangement overflowing with fall at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., or Saturday, September 15, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Step up your nature photography with tips and techniques from well-known photographer Tony Sweet at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Join this small-group photography outing to capture early morning light on the Arboretum grounds with award-winning photographer Tony Sweet. Sunday, September 16, 2018, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. The third Saturday of each month, April 21 through September 15, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Get the scoop on ancient grains and their role in our diets with this hands-on program. Taste healthful recipes using ingredients such as teff, farro, and more, and prepare two recipes to take home with you at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Develop your skills as a nature photographer through thoughtful compositions at The Morton Arboretum. Four days: Three Thursdays, September 20 through October 4, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 22, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.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, September 21, or November 2, 2018. In person component: Saturday, September 29, or November 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Celebrate the autumn equinox with an after-hours tram ride through the Arboretum. Thursday, September 20, or Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Honor the Autumn Equinox with a short hike outdoors followed by a yoga class set to the sounds of nature at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 22 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Join us for a hike and whiskey tasting at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 22, 2018, noon to 1:30 p.m., 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., or 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Capture the graceful curve of fall leaves and boughs, the delightful color of berries, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. (Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Create a woodsy, whimsical, botanical container. Bring a bit of the Troll Hunt magic to your home as you use woodland elements and flowers to plant this late summer container at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, July 6, or Friday, October 26, 2018. In person component: Two Saturdays, July 14 and 21, or Two Saturdays, Nov 3 and 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Remember, “the best camera is the one that’s with you.” Whether you are new to photography or new to smartphones, discover techniques for getting great nature images with your phone at The Morton Arboretum. (SOLD OUT) Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Registration for Saturday, October 13 or December 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon opens August 21.
  • The 4th Landscape Below Ground Conference, presented by The Morton Arboretum and the International Society of Arboriculture on October 15-17, 2018, features the latest research on tree planting and care from the ground down.
  • 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, October 19, 2018. In-person component: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1:00 to 5:00 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, October 27 through November 17, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Identify and apply short and long term restoration activities to enhance wildlife habitat at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on nature art at The Morton Arboretum. Fall Leaves in Watercolor; Saturday, November 3, or Sunday, November 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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