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Fall Color Festival

Visit The Morton Arboretum this season and enjoy the beautiful fall color of trees and plants from more than 40 different countries.


On select days in October, enjoy a variety of seasonally-themed activities for kids and families.

 

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

Sunday, October 5
8:00 a.m.
East Side
Run under a canopy of brilliant fall color on our rolling, USATF-certified course. 
Adult: member $25/ nonmember $30
NEW member Offer: $75 (member registration price + 1 year Morton I membership)
Virtual Runner/Walker: $25
Child (10 & younger): member $10/ nonmember $12
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Theatre-Hikes®

Weekends in October PLUS Columbus Day, October 13
3:00 p.m.
Thornhill Shelter (Parking Lot 21)
Resurrected focuses on five famous Chicago scary tales.  
Adult: member $10/ nonmember $20
Child: member $5/ nonmember $10
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SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

Select dates through October 31
Various locations