Art & Entertainment

  • 2017-2018 Chamber Concert Series

    Paul Galbraith with his guitar
    All concerts in our 2017-2018 Chamber Concert Series are sold out! Select Sundays, November, 2017 through March, 2018 at 2:15 p.m.

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  • Leafing Through the Pages - Members' Book Discussion Group

    The Sterling Morton Library
    On the second Thursday of every month, Morton Arboretum members enjoy a morning of community, connectivity, and spirited book discussion.

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  • Howl at the Moon

    Two piano players dueling on pianos
    Get down and dance with the Howl at the Moon ensemble. Saturday, March 10, 2018

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  • Nature Artists’ Guild Spring Exhibit of Natural History Art

    A postcard with a botanical art drawing of purple flowers .
    Enjoy more than 150 works of art celebrating nature and see demonstrations by the artists. Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society Spring Exhibit

    A man and women are viewing art at an exhibit
    Enjoy original nature photography, many of which are of The Morton Arboretum grounds, at the sixth annual Nature Photography Exhibit of the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society (MAPS). Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, 2018,10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Troll Hunt

    Close-up of a giant troll created from discarded wood. His hand is wrapped around a tree trunk.
    May 1 through June 21, 2018. Artist in Residence, Danish artist Thomas Dambo uses discarded wood to create the giant trolls who will inhabit the Arboretum. The hunt begins June 22, 2018!

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  • Wine Tasting

    Wine sampling station with guest sampling wine
    A Springtime Stroll with Wine and Trees, Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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  • Arbor Evenings: Music and More

    Four attendees standing around a table outside drinking wine
    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

    Families gather on the grass sitting on picnic blankets
    Enjoy live music, kid-friendly fare, and entertainment 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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  • Craft Beer Festival

    Visitors sampling craft beer
    Come sample local favorites and explore new beers from 40 breweries, surrounded by summer's beauty at the Arboretum. Saturday, June 23, 2018

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  • Destination Asia Festival

    A Toro Nagashi Japanese floating lantern display on water
    Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food and trees. Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5, 2018

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  • Wine and Art Walk

    Guests browsing near a tent where exhibitors are located
    Sip wine and shop for art as you stroll around Meadow Lake. Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018.

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  • Passport Europe Festival

    A German dance trio
    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, at The Morton Arboretum.

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  • Glass Pumpkin Patch

    Glass-blown pumpkin with several gourds
    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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  • Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

    Colors splashed across the hemlock trees - Treemagination
    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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