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Events for Today:
  • A German dance trio
    Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of Europe with visits to our European tree collections, plus culinary delights, authentic musical performances, impressive dancing demonstrations, and much more. September 24-25, 2016, at The Morton Arboretum.
  • 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.
  • Frogtastic Play
    Hop, croak, and splash your way into imaginative play. Daily, April through September, 2016. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Museum day live! logo
    Free admission for two people when you sign up at the Smithsonian Institute’s website. Saturday, September 24, 2016
  • 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 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.
  • A frog is sitting in a pond, he is looking up and stretching out his front legs
    Come and read our version of Goodnight, Frog, and play a fun hide and seek game. Weekends in September from 11:00 a.m. to 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