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Dog Admission Day

A dog at Dog Admission Day

Saturday, November 4, 2017

7:00 a.m.-sunset.

Hit the trails with your four-legged friend. 

Please adhere to the following rules while visiting The Morton Arboretum with your dog:

  • Dogs must be attended and on a leash at all times.
  • All dogs must have updated vaccinations and registrations.
  • For the safety of both your pet and the natural environment, do not let dogs go off the marked trails.
  • Please clean up after your pet, bags are available at the Visitor Center.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the following locations:
                     Children's Garden
                     Maze Garden
                     Visitor Center
                     Thornhill Educational Center
                     Administration Building and Research Center
  • Restrooms for humans who need to bring their dogs with them can be found at the following locations:

                      Thornhill Picnic Shelter
                      Prairie Visitor Station
                      Big Rock Visitor Station

  • Remember, pets are only admitted to The Morton Arboretum on specific event dates.


Save the Date for all of our 2017 dog-friendly days:

  • Saturday, May 6- Tails on the Trails event
  • Saturday, September 9- Tails on the Trails event
  • Saturday, November 4



Dog admission is $5 per dog (Fee includes an Arboretum bandana.) 

Plus nonmembers must pay the regular admission fee.


Your visit helps support our mission of planting and conserving trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.

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