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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.
  • Children creatively playing at the Nature's Kitchen
    Enjoy creative, unstructured outdoor play at our new Nature's Kitchen near Parking Lot 20.
  • A glass jar is filled with colorful kimchi with flat gray rocks in the backround for contrast.
    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. Dates vary starting Saturday, October 22, 2016. Multiply sections.
  • 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 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.
  • Scarecrows that look like the Peanuts Cartoon charaters
    Admire creations from local scout troops and vote for your favorite scarecrow. Daily in October, 2016. 7:00 a.m-sunset
  • Display of fall bulbs
    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.
  • 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.
  • Two adults sitting on chairs under a colorful tree
    Sample ciders and seasonal beers in the midst of rich fall color at the Cider and Ale Festival on October 22, 2016
  • 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