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Visit and explore

Visit and explore

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.

Fall Color Festival at the Arb

This October, come leaf peeping on the Arboretum’s 1,700 acres, then celebrate the autumn season at our Fall Color Festival.

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.

Find "sweet" items this month at The Arboretum Store

This September, The Arboretum Store is your source for sweet gifts, featuring the area’s best selection of honey- and bee-themed products.

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.

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