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Calendar of events

Events for Today:
  • The Acorn Express open-air Tram
    Beginning April 24, 2017 hop on the Acorn Express tram for a tour of our 1,700 acres of blooming beauty (weather permitting) narrated by one of our expert guides. Call 630-968-0074 for times and pricing.
  • 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.
  • Children creatively playing at the Nature's Kitchen
    Enjoy creative, unstructured outdoor play at our new Nature's Kitchen near Parking Lot 20.
  • 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
  • Photo of children dressed like a tree
    On April 28, 2017 celebrate trees by dressing like one. On Arbor Day get free admission to The Morton Arboretum when you dress like a tree. One free general admission per costumed individual. Arbor Day only, April 28, 2017.
  • A illustration of a celebration including a pop-up Plant Clinic and giant coloring display.
    Celebrate trees with our third-annual Arbor Day Celebration and Pop-Up Plant Clinic on April 28, 2017 at Chicago's Daley Plaza. 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Inside the Arbor Day Plant Sale tent
    Shop the Arbor Day Plant Sale at The Morton Arboretum for an exciting variety of plants chosen by our experts for success in your Chicago-area garden. This year, there is a new location and a new format, requiring free timed tickets, for the member-only days, Friday and Saturday, which are currently sold out. This sale takes place Arbor Day weekend, Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30, 2017. The selection of plants is updated throughout the weekend, and plenty of options will be available to members and visitors on Sunday.
  • Row of bikes to rent
    Explore nine miles of paved roads that wind through our magnificent tree collections. Friday, April 28, 2017. Saturdays and Sundays, April 29 - May 28, 2017. Daily, May 29 - September 4, 2017. Monday, October 9, 2017. Saturdays and Sundays, September 9 - October 29, 2017. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (last rental is at 3 PM; bikes need to be returned by 5 PM).