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Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family-friendly tram adventure through the Arboretum! We’ll seek out fun destinations to hike, make a craft, and explore new topics each week at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays and Fridays, April-June.

Froggy Picnic

Visit the frogs near their homes, view live tadpoles, learn to recognize different frog calls and make some froggy music of your own at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 3, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Family Twilight Adventures

Join us for a fun-filled adventure of hiking, activities, and roasting marshmallows before taking a silent tram ride through the woods after dark at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting April 11. Multiple sections.

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family-friendly tram adventure through the Arboretum! We’ll seek out fun destinations to hike, make a craft, and explore new topics each week at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays and Fridays, April-June.

Mother/Daughter Tea Party

Enjoy a cup of tea and sweet treats as we celebrate spring with a tea party at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 17, 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family-friendly tram adventure through the Arboretum! We’ll seek out fun destinations to hike, make a craft, and explore new topics each week at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays and Fridays, April-June.

Family Fishing

Spend the morning getting hooked on fishing at the Arboretum's Lake Marmo at The Morton Arboretum! Sundays, June 8 or 29, 7:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Acorn Express Adventures

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family-friendly tram adventure through the Arboretum! We’ll seek out fun destinations to hike, make a craft, and explore new topics each week at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays and Fridays, April-June.

Children’s Garden Campout

Join us for a campout designed especially for families complete with hands-on activity stations, snacks, night hikes, and bedtime stories at The Morton Arboretum! Friday, June 20-Saturday June 21, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 a.m.

Family Fishing

Spend the morning getting hooked on fishing at the Arboretum's Lake Marmo at The Morton Arboretum! Sundays, June 8 or 29, 7:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.