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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.
  • Children creatively playing at the Mud Kitchen
    Enjoy creative, unstructured outdoor play at our new Mud Kitchen near Parking Lot 20.
  • A play taking place outdoors
    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 in August, September, and October
  • Library Exhibit: Plant Hunters
    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.
  • Scarecrow around Meadow Lake Trail
    Admire creations from local scout troops and vote for your favorite scarecrow. Daily in October, 2016. 7:00 a.m-sunset
  • 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
  • Purple blooms of an iris
    Shop dozens of varieties of dutch bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, iris, alliums, crocus, fritillaria, and many more. Opening weekend, October 1-2, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. October 3-31, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.