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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

THEATRE-HIKES® SUMMER 2013 LINE-UP AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

This summer, follow the action – literally – of some time-honored stage productions during the unique Theatre-Hikes® program at The Morton Arboretum. On weekends from July through October, join the Three Musketeers, James and his giant peach, Mark Twain, Dracula and their cohorts as they share their stories during a beautiful nature hike under the Arboretum’s canopy of trees. As the plays progress, actors and the audience alike will move through the Arboretum’s grounds, using nature as the backdrop.

NEW INSTALLATIONS IN THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN

The Children’s Garden is always growing and changing with the seasons.

CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

This Father’s Day, treat Dad and family to a southern BBQ and live music at The Morton Arboretum.

ILLUMINATION: TREE LIGHTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM DEBUTS THIS WINTER

This winter, The Morton Arboretum is inviting you to see trees in a different light with the debut of Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. From November 22, 2013 to January 4, 2014, the Arboretum’s celebrated treescape will be transformed into an interactive light experience unlike any seen before in the Chicagoland area.

AREA STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST, ANSWER “WHAT DID THE TREE SEE?”

The Morton Arboretum, in partnership with the Alliance for Community Trees and Treetures® Environmental Education Program, is pleased to announce that three Chicago-area students are winners of a national essay contest, “What Did the Tree See?”

SPEND YOUR SUMMER NIGHTS WITH WEDNESDAYS, WOODS & WINE

Grab your friends and head outside for The Morton Arboretum’s Wednesdays, Woods & Wine on Wednesdays, June 5 through August 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM PARTICIPATES IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS

As part of the annual Blue Star Museum program, The Morton Arboretum is offering free, year-round admission to active-duty service men or women with a valid ID. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

Meadow Lake at The Morton Arboretum is being transformed into an outdoor adventure headquarters on Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. With help from the experts at REI, visitors can learn new tips on new and favorite outdoor sports.

DAVID ROGERS’ BIG BUGS INVADES THE MORTON ARBORETUM

LISLE, IL (April 30, 2013) – Larger-than-life insects are invading Chicagoland this summer, as The Morton Arboretum celebrates the world of bugs with David Rogers' Big Bugs exhibition. 
 
From May 10 - September 8, the Arboretum will be a hive of activity highlighting our insect world.  Stare up in amazement at twelve larger-than-life insect sculptures and feel what it's like to be a bug!

THE FACTS ON THE EMERALD ASH BORER

As Chicago presents a new plan to treat its ash trees for the Emerald ash borer, The Morton Arboretum wants to remind media and homeowners of the facts about these insects.

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