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Events for Today:
  • The Acorn Express open-air Tram
    Experience the beauty of the Arboretum's 1,700 acres on a guided tram tour. April 25, 2016 through November 6, 2016 (except July 22 and 29), weather permitting.
  • Photo of our Acorn Express Tram
    Join us on the Acorn Express for an adventure on the tram through the Arboretum! Wednesdays and Fridays, April-October (except July 22 and July 29), 2016, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
  • Children creatively playing at the Mud Kitchen
    Enjoy creative, unstructured outdoor play at our new Mud Kitchen near Parking Lot 20.
  • Frogtastic Play
    Hop, croak, and splash your way into imaginative play. Daily, April through September, 2016. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Lawn mowing frog sculpture
    Discover 19 displays with 23 larger-than-life copper frog sculptures located along the paths within walking distance of the Visitor Center. Friday, April 8 through Sunday, September 25 at The Morton Arboretum.
  • A turtle with yellow strips on it's head and red marks by it's ears, called a Red eared Slider.
    Maybe you already know about bullfrogs and box turtles, but did you know that Illinois is home to skinks, soft shell turtles and worm snakes? Daily in August, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Bottles of wine in an ice bucket
    Unwind after work with live music and drinks on warm summer evenings in Arbor Court. Wednesdays, June 1 through September 7, 2016 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.Wednesday is the new Friday!
  • Row of bikes to rent
    Explore nine miles of paved roads that wind through our magnificent tree collections. Daily, May 30 - September 5, 2016. Saturdays and Sundays, September 10 - October 30, 2016. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • 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