Art & Entertainment

  • Troll Hunt

    Troll Hunt
    Beginning June 22, 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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  • 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, July, August, and October, 2018

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  • 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 August 29, 2018.

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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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  • Beasts at Bedtime: The Environmental Wisdom of Children's Literature with Author Liam Heneghan

    Cover of the book, Beats at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children's Literature
    Revisit your favorite childhood books--and some unknown treasures--through a new lens with author, scholar, and dad, Liam Heneghan at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, July 29, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

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  • Destination Asia Festival

    Destination Asia Festival
    Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food and trees. Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5, 2018

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  • The Art of Bonsai

    Display of several Bonsai displays
    See bonsai displays and demonstrations, by Prairie State Bonsai Society members at The Morton Arboretum, August 4 & 5, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Great Hikes in Literature

    A wood chipped trail surrounded by evergreens.
    Travel the world's great trails as told from the perspective of beloved nature writers at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 5, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

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  • Bees and Bourbon

    A fruity cocktail with a honey dipper and mint sprigs
    Enjoy a summery bourbon cocktail and get buzzed about bees with entomologist and author May Berenbaum. August 7, 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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  • Grown-Up Play Date

    Grown-Up Play Date
    Join us for Grown-Up Play Date, a night of fun for adults in the award-winning Children's Garden on August 10, 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Child painting a pumpkin
    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 in mesmerizing colors, shapes, and sizes. 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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  • The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society (MAPS) Exhibit

    The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society (MAPS) Exhibit
    Enjoy original nature photography, many of which are of The Morton Arboretum grounds, at the annual Nature Photography Exhibit of the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society (MAPS). 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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  • Chamber Concert Series

    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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