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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.
  • Children creatively playing at the Nature's Kitchen
    Enjoy creative, unstructured outdoor play at our new Nature's Kitchen near Parking Lot 20.
  • 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
  • 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. The Ginkgo Restaurant will be closed on April 15 & 16
  • Children are hugging a tree.
    Arbor Day is coming soon…show your support and be a tree for the day. Weekends in April, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • A pine cone, an acorn, and some tree cookies.
    Celebrate Arbor Day in the Children's Garden all weekend long! Friday, April 28 through Sunday April 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weather permitting.
  • The Arboretum Store sign with spring-time flowers in the background
    Shop for jewelry on whimsical themes and nature designs by local designer Nancy Neill. Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
  • Inside the Arbor Day Plant Sale tent
    Shop the Arbor Day Plant Sale at The Morton Arboretum for an exciting variety of plants chosen by our experts for success in your Chicago-area garden. This year, there is a new location and a new format, requiring free timed tickets, for the member-only days, Friday and Saturday, which are currently sold out. This sale takes place Arbor Day weekend, Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30, 2017. The selection of plants is updated throughout the weekend, and plenty of options will be available to members and visitors on Sunday.