VISIT & explore

Calendar of events

Events for Today:
  • The Acorn Express open-air Tram
    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.
  • 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
  • Children using their imagination and playing creatively at Nature's Kitchen
    Enjoy creative, unstructured outdoor play at Nature's Kitchen, near Parking Lot 20.
  • An origami acorn made with orange paper
    Practice folding paper into your favorite garden shapes. Daily May 1 through October 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Children's Garden. Weather permitting.