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Fall Color Festival


Come and enjoy Fall Color Festival at The Morton Arboretum
See the world through a kaleidoscope of brilliantly-colored trees while enjoying grilled goodies and taffy apples, Theatre-Hikes®, a scarecrow trail around Meadow Lake, a 5K run/walk,  and much more. 


Scarecrow Trail 

Daily in October
7:00 a.m-sunset

Meadow Lake Trail
Admire nature-themed scarecrows showcased around Meadow Lake.
FREE with Arboretum admission


Fall Color 5K Run & Walk

October 4, 2015
Join us as we celebrate Fall Color Festival at the Arboretum with the 12th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk.
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Theatre-Hikes®: In This Final Century 

Weekends in October PLUS Columbus Day, October 12, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center
A female heroin saves the world from aliens in a modern day retelling of the invasion of earth, or more accurately, the invasion of Chicago.  Unlike the movie and radio play that take place on the east coast, or the book taking place in England, this War of the Worlds is right here in our back yard. 
Member adult $10/member child $5
Nonmember* adult $20/nonmember child $10

* Arboretum admission is included in the nonmember price
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GlassGlass Pumpkin Patch

October 14-18
Admire a stunning array of glass-blown art during our fifth annual Glass Pumpkin Patch at The Morton Arboretum! 
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October weekends PLUS October 12, 2015