Art & Entertainment

  • Arbor Evenings: Music and More

    Arbor Evenings: Music and More
    Wednesday is the new Friday! Unwind with wine and a live concert outdoors on summer evenings. Wednesdays, June 6 through September 5, 2018.

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  • Troll Hunt

    Troll Hunt
    Journey through our far-reaching forest to hunt for six colossal trolls crafted from reclaimed wood by Danish artist Thomas Dambo.

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  • Thursday Family Nights

    Thursday Family Nights
    Enjoy live music, games, and crafts after-hours Thursdays, June 14, through August 16, 2018 at The Morton Arboretum's Children's Garden. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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  • Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum

    Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum
    Walk along with theater performers and experience classic Brothers Grimm tales a new way: surrounded by nature! All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. Select Weekends August and October, 2018

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  • Wine and Art Walk

    Wine and Art Walk
    Sip wine and shop for art as you stroll around Meadow Lake. Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018.

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  • Wine Tasting

    Wine Tasting
    Savor the flavors of wine and bask in the beauty of summer, August 30, 2018

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  • Leafing Through the Pages - Members' Book Discussion Group

    Leafing Through the Pages - Members' Book Discussion Group
    On the second Thursday of every month, Morton Arboretum members enjoy a morning of community, connectivity, and spirited book discussion.

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  • Visiting Photographer Series: Seeing Creatively with Tony Sweet

    Black and white photo of one tree and the surrounding landscape.
    Step up your nature photography with tips and techniques from well-known photographer Tony Sweet at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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  • Sculptures Inspired by Science: Physics, Proteins, and People

    Sculptures Inspired by Science: Physics, Proteins, and People
    Spend a summer evening with artist and scientist Julian Voss-Andreae, as he shares his work spanning quantum physics, biomolecules, and his novel approaches to figurative sculpture. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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  • Passport Europe Festival

    Passport Europe Festival
    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. Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23, 2018.

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  • Trick or Trees

    Trick or Trees
    Kids, enjoy games and crafts. Costumes encouraged. Weekends in October and Columbus day at The Morton Arboretum. Weekends in October and Monday, October 8, 2018 (Columbus Day), 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Glass Pumpkin Patch

    Glass Pumpkin Patch
    Explore a dazzling collection of hand-blown glass pumpkins and other autumnal designs at The Morton Arboretum, October 10 through 14, 2018

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  • Fall Photography Show at the Sterling Morton Library

    Fall Photography Show at the Sterling Morton Library
    The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society members will display amazing photography of fall scenes in the Sterling Morton Library. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14, 2018. Times vary.

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  • Cider and Ale Festival

    Cider and Ale Festival
    Sample ciders and seasonal beers in the midst of rich fall color at the Cider and Ale Festival on October 20, 2018

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  • Nature Artists’ Guild (NAG) Holiday Exhibit of Natural History Art

    Nature Artists’ Guild (NAG) Holiday Exhibit of Natural History Art
    Enjoy more than 150 works of art celebrating nature and see demonstrations by the artists. Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • 2018-2019 Chamber Concert Series

    2018-2019 Chamber Concert Series
    Select Sundays, November, 2018 through March, 2019 at 2:15 p.m.

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  • Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

    Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum
    See trees in a different light. Our interactive experience filled with dazzling projections, trees that respond to your touch and voice, and vivid, electric colors throughout. November 16, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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  • Enchanted Railroad

    Enchanted Railroad
    Watch an intricate railroad travel through a wonderland at a child-friendly level. January 18 through February 24, 2019

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