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Events for Today:

Events for today

  • Family Explorers Backpack

    Family Explorers Backpack
    Looking for a unique experience in the Children’s Garden At The Morton Arboretum? Rent a self-guided family backpack and enhance your visit. Available daily, through October, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Library Exhibit: Plant Hunters

    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.
  • Nature Play Spaces

    Nature Play Spaces
    Enjoy creative, unstructured outdoor play spaces, Mud Kitchen near Parking Lot 20 and Word Garden near Parking Lot 13. Daily, weather permitting, 7:00 a.m. to sunset
  • Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit

    Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit
    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
  • Breakfast In The Ginkgo Restaurant

    Breakfast In The Ginkgo Restaurant
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at The Morton Arboretum in the scenic Ginkgo Restaurant! Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00-10:45 a.m.
  • Troll Archives

    Troll Archives
    Find a one-of-a-kind book related to the trolls you are hunting in the Sterling Morton Library. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Saturday
  • Acorn Express Tram Tours

    Acorn Express Tram Tours
    Hop on the Acorn Express tram for a tour of our 1,700 acres of blooming beauty narrated by one of our expert guides.
  • Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum

    Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum
    Walk along with theater performers and experience classic Brothers Grimm tales a new way: surrounded by nature! All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. Select Weekends in October, 2018
  • Fermented Foods Series

    Fermented Foods Series
    Find out what fermentation is, watch demos, sample fermented goods, and get hands-on at the Fermented Foods Series at The Morton Arboretum this fall. Saturday, October 20 or 27, or November 3 or 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Build-a-Tree Eco-Workshop

    Build-a-Tree Eco-Workshop
    Use natural and recycled materials to build your own nature keepsake to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Daily June through October, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Troll Hunt

    Troll Hunt
    Journey through our far-reaching forest to hunt for six colossal trolls crafted from reclaimed wood by Danish artist Thomas Dambo.
  • Troll Tram Rides

    Troll Tram Rides
    Explore Troll Hunt from the comfort of our motorized open-air tram. Daily beginning August 13, 2018.
  • Fall Color Festival

    Fall Color Festival
    Surround yourself in 1,700 acres of breathtaking fall color at The Morton Arboretum. Spend the day hiking or biking, explore our award-winning Children’s Garden, or enjoy seasonal events on select weekends, like our Cider and Ale Festival, Glass Pumpkin Patch art sale, Grimmest of Ghost Tales, Halloween events, and more!
  • Scarecrow Trail

    Scarecrow Trail
    Admire creations from local scout troops and vote for your favorite scarecrow. Daily in October, 2018. 7:00 a.m-sunset
  • Annual Bulb Sale

    Annual Bulb Sale
    Shop dozens of varieties of bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, iris, alliums, crocus, fritillaria, and many more. Daily, through through October 31, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Trick or Trees

    Trick or Trees
    Kids, enjoy games and crafts. Costumes encouraged. Weekends in October and Columbus day at The Morton Arboretum. Weekends in October, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Cider and Ale Festival

    Cider and Ale Festival
    Sample ciders and seasonal beers in the midst of rich fall color at the Cider and Ale Festival on October 20, 2018

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