Children's Garden

Music and art are often inspired by nature; a relationship the Arboretum cherishes and cultivates. Find what inspires you with one of our entertaining events:

  • Nature’s Instruments

    Nature’s Instruments
    Nature provides us with some of the very best musical instruments! Daily in August, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Build-a-Tree Eco-Workshop

    Build-a-Tree Eco-Workshop
    Use natural and recycled materials to build your own nature keepsake to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Daily June through October, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Family Explorers Backpack

    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, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Garden Story Time

    Garden Story Time
    Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. Fridays, June through October, 2018 11:00 a.m.

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  • Sensational Seeds

    A pile of seeds or beans.
    Examine seeds up close and learn about where they come from. Weekends in September 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

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  • Sensory Friendly Sundays

    Sensory Friendly Sundays
    Sensory Friendly Sundays offer the opportunity for families, with sensory needs, to experience a less crowded Children's Garden with minimal noise. First Sunday of May through October.

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  • Birds is the Word

    Birds is the Word
    Join us for a day all about the winged creatures that call trees home! Sunday, September 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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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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  • Gnome Hunt

    A small gnome hangs from a tree
    Can you find all of the gnomes hiding in The Morton Arboretum's Children's Garden? Daily November 2018 through March 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Winter Play

    Child making a snow angel
    Join us in the Children's Garden for winter time fun! Daily November 2018 through March 2019, in the Children’s Garden from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weather permitting.

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  • Gnome Globes

    Gnome Globes
    After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a keepsake, gnome globe of your own. Weekends, November 2018 through February 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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