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Calendar of events

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.
  • Frogtastic Play
    Hop, croak, and splash your way into imaginative play. Daily, April through September, 2016. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • A biker with a child
    Enjoy bicycling, at The Morton Arboretum, in an "auto-free zone". May 6 through August 26, 2016. Fridays 5:30 p.m.-Sunset and Saturdays & Sundays 7:00.- 9:00 a.m. Excluded dates are August 6 and August 7.
  • Arboretum Store display
    Shop at The Arboretum Store's semi-annual clearance sale. Daily, Friday, July 22 and runs daily through August 14, 2016. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 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.
  • Two actors representing Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau
    Stroll along with Nature, an outdoor walking play that tells the inspiring story of American writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau and their mutual love affair with the natural world. July, Thursdays through Sundays, 6:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
  • Lily pads with pink flowers
    Not all frogs live among lily pads. Explore different types of frog homes and design your own to take home. Daily in July, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • 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