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Get your tickets for Illumination

Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum opens November 22, 2013. This is a unique lights event, which will offer an experience unlike any other in the area, showcasing the beauty of the Arboretum with dazzling projections, trees that respond to touch and sound, and vivid, electric colors throughout.

ENCHANTED RAILROAD ENTHRALLS VISITORS

LISLE, IL (November 1, 2013) – All aboard for The Morton Arboretum’s annual Enchanted Railroad, open Friday, November 22 to Monday, January 6 (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Keeping the youngest train enthusiasts in mind, this model train display is designed to be easily seen from two feet off the ground. There are two levels of trains, with trains traveling between the levels and around the Enchantment Tree.

The LGB Model Railroad Club designs, installs and runs the exhibit. Now in its 12th year, attendance has grown to over 23,000 in 2012.

FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 18-24

Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.

Welcome to the updated mortonarb.org!

After months of development and testing, The Morton Arboretum’s updated website is here. Our improved site has a fresh look and even more easy-to-discover information about events, classes, favorite places, and more. Thanks to our responsive design, you will even be able to access our entire site on a Smartphone or tablet as well as a desktop computer.

FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 11-17

Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.

TAKE PART IN A HOLLY JOLLY BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

On his way from the North Pole, Santa Claus is stopping at The Morton Arboretum this winter! Join us to create lasting memories for your family this holiday season with a special breakfast and a visit from St. Nick himself.

FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 4-10

Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.

FIRST SIGNS OF FALL COLOR APPEAR AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees begin changing from green to a palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.

CAST YOUR STRAW VOTE FOR BEST SCARECROW AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

The Scarecrow Trail returns to the Morton Arboretum this year, featuring 45 hay-men and-women decorated by local Girl and Boy Scouts.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM DEBUTS INNOVATIVE NEW LIGHTS EVENT

This holiday season, The Morton Arboretum’s trees will be transformed into an interactive kaleidoscope of color and light during its first-ever winter lights event, Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. From November 22, 2013 to January 4, 2014, Illumination offers a holiday experience far beyond traditional twinkling lights, engaging the senses with dazzling projections, trees that respond to touch and sound, and vivid, electric colors throughout.

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