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:

  • Sizing up Nature

    Sizing up Nature
    From the smallest seed to the tallest tree, nature comes in all sizes. Discover some of nature’s giants as well as some of its tiniest parts too. Daily, July 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Zen Gardening

    A miniature zen garden with black rocks and a tiny wooden rack.
    In the Children’s Garden, experience zen gardening, and make your own mini zen garden to take home. Saturday, August 4 through Sunday, 5, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
    Hunt for hidden gnomes throughout the garden and then create a keepsake gnome globe to take home. Weekends, November through February 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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