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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 weather permitting.
  • 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.
  • Photo of children dressed like a tree
    On April 29, 2016 celebrate trees by dressing like one. On Arbor Day get free admission to The Morton Arboretum when you dress like a tree. Kids can also enter the Tree-Riffic Costume Contest. One free general admission per costumed individual. Arbor Day only, April 29, 2016.
  • 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 rendering of our temporary Plant Clinic and our living billboard made up of hundreds of live plants.
    Celebrate trees with our second-annual Arbor Day Celebration and Pop-Up Plant Clinic on April 29, 2016 at Chicago's Daley Plaza. 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Arbor Day Celebration
    Celebrate in the Children’s Garden all weekend long! Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Story Time with Curious George
    Help Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat plant a real tree after you’ve listened to a story together. Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Curious George is a registered trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
  • Children listening to a story
    Gather in the Children’s Garden amphitheater for story time and fun. Fridays, April 1-October 28, 2016, 11 a.m.
  • Row of bikes to rent
    Explore nine miles of paved roads that wind through our magnificent tree collections. Arbor Day, Friday, April 29, 2016. Saturdays & Sundays, April 30 - May 29, 2016. Daily, May 30 - September 5, 2016. Saturdays and Sundays, September 10 - October 30, 2016. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.