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TREE-mendous Summer

TREE-mendous summer at The Morton Arboretum
Concerts, festivals, and trees– oh my! This summer, The Morton Arboretum is overflowing with exciting new events for kids, families, and adults. Combined with hiking, biking, and splashing through 1,700 acres of picturesque landscapes, the Arboretum is the natural setting for you to spend the long summer days—and even a few nights—making priceless memories! 


Fantastic Festivals 

NEW! Passport Europe Cultural Festival 

Saturday & Sunday, September 6 & 7
10 a.m.4 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the many cultures of Europe with culinary delights, authentic musical performances, dancing demonstrations, and more. Free with Arboretum general admission. LEARN MORE


Exciting Events

Wednesdays, Woods & Wine

Wednesdays, June 4–August 27
5:30–8:00 p.m.
Break up the week with wine, light fare, and live music outdoors. Adults 21+. LEARN MORE 

Thursday Family Nights

Thursdays, June 5–August 28
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Enjoy after-hours entertainment, live music, kid-friendly fare, and more every Thursday. LEARN MORE

NEW! Drive-In Nights

Friday & Saturday, October 10 & 11, TBD
Enjoy a nostalgic family movie night among the trees during our first-ever drive-in movie series. Space is limited; tickets on sale now. LEARN MORE


Weekends, July 5–October 26
1:00 p.m.
Travel along with the actors as you enjoy exciting theatrical performances in different locations on our grounds. LEARN MORE


Drop-in Discoveries

Outdoor Art

Daily in August
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Drop-in & Family Adventure Program. Gain inspiration from famous nature art and make a water-lily masterpiece of your own.
Children's Garden

Shapes of Nature

Daily in August
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Drop-in & Family Adventure Program.Play with shape viewers and make a nature collage. 
Children's Garden


Drop-in & Family Adventure Program Sponsor

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June-September 2014