Visit and explore

Visit and explore


The Morton Arboretum has received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the public as well as the Arboretum’s funding audience, professional community and government and other agencies.

Perfect prairie? No, but a pioneer

When Ray Schulenberg and other Morton Arboretum staff members set out to recreate a prairie on an eight-acre patch of farmland 51 years ago, there were no instructions to follow.

Golden days on the prairie

Late summer is the best time to enjoy the Schulenberg Prairie, and imagine what the Illinois landscape was like when the settlers arrived in this rippling sea of grasses and other plants.

Best Spring Hikes

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Arboretum’s spring landscape with these wonderful walks.

5 Outdoor Exercising Tips

Never mind the cold: Arb staff offer five tips for the best winter workout clothes designed to make outdoor exercise as comfortable as possible.

What’s Your Favorite Spot?

Arboretum Facebook fans write about their favorite spots surrounded by 1,700 acres of trees.

Composting at the Ginkgo Restaurant

The Ginkgo Restaurant’s new composting initiative results in a significant reduction of garbage output.

The Arb Love (and Friendship) Connection

Arboretum Facebook fans write about friendships and love celebrated under the 1,700-acre canopy of trees.

Celebrate the Season, Make Memories

Embrace this colorful season with activities for the whole family.

The Alchemy of Glass Blowing

See how glass becomes art in a dazzling video. Meet and greet artists Saturday and Sunday while you browse for the perfect pumpkin.