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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

Ribbit! The Exhibit "Hops" In To The Morton Arboretum On April 8

The Morton Arboretum will be “hopping” this spring and summer with the presentation of Ribbit! The Exhibit, a whimsical collection of larger-than-life copper frog sculptures on display from April 8 through September 25, 2016.

The Morton Arboretum And U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers To Restore East Branch Of DuPage River

The Morton Arboretum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are partnering on a project to restore a 1.5-mile section of the East Branch of the DuPage River that runs through the Arboretum. The goal is to improve the environmental health of the river and its surrounding ecosystem, creating better conditions for trees, wildlife, and their habitat.

Morton Arboretum President And CEO Gerard Donnelly Named To Botanic Gardens Conservation International Board Of Directors

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the world’s largest plant conservation network, announced the appointment of Gerard T. Donnelly, Ph.D., President and CEO of The Morton Arboretum, to its Board of Directors.

The Morton Arboretum Launches Access Program For Low-Income Families

The Morton Arboretum has joined Museums for All, a program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), designed to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

The Morton Arboretum Welcomes 1 Million Visitors In 2015, A New Record

The Morton Arboretum has welcomed one million visitors in a single year for the first time in its 93-year history. This tops the Arboretum’s previous yearly attendance record of 934,000, set in 2014. Membership has also grown significantly in 2015, to 42,890 member households. The Morton Arboretum is one of only six public gardens in the United States to reach these milestones.

Interact With Siberian Sled Dogs At The Morton Arboretum's Husky Heroes Event

Visitors of all ages will enjoy interacting with Siberian sled dogs when Husky Heroes returns to The Morton Arboretum, Jan. 30-31, 2016.

The Enchanted Railroad Returns To The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum welcomes back its popular Enchanted Railroad this January with a theme that celebrates the seasons and a new LEGO® train car created by the artist behind this summer’s smash exhibit Nature Connects. The exhibit opens Jan. 15 and continues through Feb. 21.

The Morton Arboretum Introduces First-Ever Arboretum Beer

This month, The Morton Arboretum will introduce Arbor Oak Amber Ale, its first-ever namesake beer. Brewed in partnership with Chicago’s Lake Effect Brewing Co. using oak from the Arboretum’s grounds and Wisconsin special-roast malts, the new beer is a perfect blend of seasonal flavors.

Experience Chamber Music In A Classic Setting At The Morton Arboretum

Be swept away by classical chamber music this winter, performed in The Morton Arboretum’s historic Thornhill Education Center. Enjoy intimate, Sunday afternoon concerts while overlooking a scenic vista, followed by a reception.

The Morton Arboretum Welcomes Back The Glass Pumpkin Patch

Swirls of brilliant colors and shapes will swim in gleaming glass orbs, capturing autumn’s boundless beauty as the fifth-annual Glass Pumpkin Patch event returns to The Morton Arboretum, October 14-18. Visitors are invited to explore a collection of more than 4,000 one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass pieces for sale during this popular event. Returning in 2015 is the “Farmer’s Market,” featuring blown-glass acorns and leaves as well as a bounty of hand-crafted glass fruits and vegetables.