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Calendar of events

  • Breakfast with Santa

    Enjoy a special breakfast in The Morton Arboretum's scenic Ginkgo Restaurant and a visit from Santa! December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, and 23.
  • 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
  • Tree House Tales Exhibition

    Enter a tree village that's filled with adventure and imagination. Play, make believe, and become part of the trees' ever-changing tale. Daily, 7:00 a.m.-sunset
  • Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

    See trees in a different light at Illumination, our interactive experience filled with dazzling projections, trees that respond to your touch and voice, and vivid, electric colors throughout, November 21, 2014 through January 3, 2015
  • Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Rental

    When there is four inches or more of snow on the ground at The Morton Arboretum, trails are available to cross-country ski or snowshoe through a winter wonderland. Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., and, weekends, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Winter Play

    Join us in the Children's Garden for winter time fun! We'll set out activities to complement the day. Available daily in the Children’s Garden from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., November-February, weather permitting