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Visit and explore

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.

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.

NEW, INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF STERLING MORTON LIBRARY

The Sterling Morton Library is turning 50! To celebrate, the library is launching a new exhibit titled Tales and Treasures, showcasing 50 rare and unique objects from the library’s collections.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM ACHIEVES MUSEUM ACCREDITATION

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.

The best hikes to see fall color

Looking for a special spot to experience the height of fall color? Check out these staff suggestions for the best places to enjoy the color of autumn leaves.

Find unique fall color at the Arb

Some of the area’s best and most unique fall color can be found at the Arboretum this October; our Fall Color Scout offers viewing tips.

Telling the story of nature

Kids and kids at heart gather around docents at the new Discovery Cart, waiting for a story.

Illumination: coming this holiday season

Join us this holiday season as The Morton Arboretum is transformed into an interactive wonderland of color and light during its first-ever winter lights event, Illumination: See Trees in a Different Light.

Tails on the Trails Returns to the Arboretum

Back by popular demand, bring your four-legged friends to explore The Morton Arboretum this spring at Tails on the Trails.

The Arboretum’s new beekeeper

Welcome the Arboretum’s newest beekeeper, Greg Fischer.

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