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Children's Garden

The contains of the Family Explorer Backpack available for rental.
Looking for a unique experience in the Children’s Garden At The Morton Arboretum? Rent a self-guided family backpack and enhance your visit. Available daily, April through October, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Arbor Day Celebration
Celebrate Arbor Day with a walk from the Children's Garden to a tree planting. Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
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Children listening to a story
Gather in the Children’s Garden amphitheater for story time and fun. Fridays, April 7 through October 27, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
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A pine cone, an acorn, and some tree cookies.
Celebrate Arbor Day in the Children's Garden all weekend long! Friday, April 28 through Sunday April 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weather permitting.
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Children are hugging a tree.
Arbor Day is coming soon…show your support and be a tree for the day. Weekends in April, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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A child scooping her hands in the water catching tadpoles
Prince or frog—can you guess what our tadpoles turn into? Look at pictures, get fun facts, and make a toad-ally cool tadpole to take home. Weekends in May, 2017. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Multi-colored origami flowers
Fold paper into something magical with origami expert Marilyn Schweitzer. June 10 & 11, 2017
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Families dancing and playing
Enjoy live music, kid-friendly fare, and entertainment after-hours. Thursdays, June 15-August 24, 2017 at The Morton Arboretum. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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The colorful entrance to the Children's Garden
Play games and make crafts inspired by Japanese culture. July 8 & 9, 2017
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Child looking through a spyglass at plants in a container
Come celebrate the Children’s Garden’s 12th birthday with a bee-utiful event! September 9 & 10 2017. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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