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:

  • Build-a-Tree Eco-Workshop

    A tree made out of paper towel rolls, bottle caps and Popsicle sticks
    Use natural and recycled materials to build your own nature keepsake to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Daily April and May, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • We Love Trees

    A large tree cookie has smaller tree cookies on top that spell out we love trees.
    Discover some of the wonderful products that trees give us at The Morton Arboretum. Weekends in April, 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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  • Special Tree Planting and Story Time!

    Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat planting a tree
    Celebrate Arbor Day with a walk from the Children's Garden to a tree planting. Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

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  • Arbor Weekend

    Families are walking through the Children's Garden in the spring
    Celebrate Arbor Day in the Children's Garden all weekend long! Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Home is Where Your Tree Is

    A squirrel is sitting in a tree and looking at you.
    Roots, bark, branches and leaves, trees are home to many creatures. Come discover who calls a tree home and make a tree charm to take home. Daily in May, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Garden Story Time

    Children are listening to a story in the Children's Garden
    Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. Fridays starting in May, 2018 11:00 a.m.

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  • Fun with the Fairies!

    A drawing of a fairy with pine needle wings and pine cone top.a
    Did you know that fairies live in the Children’s Garden at The Morton Arboretum? Come and celebrate garden fairies on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday May 13, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • A Splashy Celebration in the Children's Garden

    Artist rendering of new space with shade and benches near Wonder Pond
    Come see and celebrate recent enhancements to the Children's Garden, including Wonder Pond, the staff support building, and picnic pavilion on Saturday, May 19. Groove to live family-friendly entertainment, enjoy Frog and Toad story times, frog-inspired activities, crafts, and more!

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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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