If you look around nature, you will find that it comes in a variety of shapes. Use shape viewers to search for triangle trees, heart shaped leaves, and square stems. Daily in June, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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.
Dozens of large-scale metal sculptures based on the ancient Japanese art of paper folding will engage you on paths through the Arboretum’s spectacular landscape Friday, May 19, through Sunday, October 22, 2017.
Beginning April 24, 2017 hop on the Acorn Express tram for a tour of our 1,700 acres of blooming beauty (weather permitting) narrated by one of our expert guides. Call 630-968-0074 for times and pricing.
Looking for a unique experience in the Children’s Garden At The Morton Arboretum? Rent a self-guided family backpack and enhance your visit. Available daily, April through October, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through the Arboretum! We’ll seek out fun destinations to hike, make a craft, and explore new topics each week. Wednesdays and Fridays, April-October, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (except July 7)
Flowers grow in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors. Look around at all of the flowers in the Children’s Garden and find your favorite to finger paint. Daily in July, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weather permitting.
Experience the theater on nature's stage as plays based on literary tales are presented during hikes through the scenic landscape of The Morton Arboretum. Select weekends, July, August, September, and October, 2017
Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum and experience Origami at Night in the garden. Explore the night's theme with a tram ride, hike, and make a lantern with your family to take home. Fridays, July 14, or September 8, or Saturday, August 19, 2017-7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate Asian culture at the Destination Asia Festival. In the Children’s Garden, experience zen gardening, and make your own mini zen garden to take home. August 5 through 6, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Explore nine miles of paved roads that wind through our magnificent tree collections. Daily, May 27- September 4, 2017. Monday, October 9, 2017. Saturdays and Sundays, September 9 - October 29, 2017. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (last rental is at 3 PM; bikes need to be returned by 5 PM).
Join us for Tails on the Trails on May 6 and 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!
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. September 23-24, 2017, at The Morton Arboretum.
Shop dozens of varieties of dutch bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, iris, alliums, crocus, fritillaria, and many more. Saturday & Sunday, September 30 & October 1, 2017 at The Arboretum Store. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Explore a dazzling collection of 4,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins and other autumnal designs in mesmerizing colors, shapes, and sizes. At The Morton Arboretum, October 11- 15, 2017. Sales begin October 13 at 1:00 p.m.
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.)
Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum to explore the night's theme with a tram ride, activities, and a hike. Fridays, July 14, August 25 or September 8, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. or Saturdays, July 29, August 19 or September 16, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Join us for a campout designed especially for families! Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun at The Morton Arboretum! Friday, June 16 through Saturday June 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. is sold out. Please register for: Friday, July 21 through Saturday July 22, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., or Friday, August 11 through Saturday August 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Children’s Garden
Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through The Morton Arboretum! Wednesdays and Fridays, April through October, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (except April 28, week of June 19, and July 7)