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Visit and explore

Visit and explore

A Husky History Lesson

Huskies have been a tradition at the Arboretum for the last decade, but did you know they have had a significant place in American history for more than 100 years?

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.

Best Winter Hikes

Stressed and looking for a prescription for tranquility? Consider a long quiet walk through the woods.

The Ultimate Chocolate How-To Guide

Have fun in the kitchen and learn to be a chocolatier, just like the pros!

The Arboretum Gift Guide

Gift giving can be tough. To take the work out of it, we asked Jacqueline Fucilla, manager of The Arboretum Store, to give us her Top 10 Gift Guide. Bonus: If you purchase your gift at one of our shopping events, our elves will even wrap it for you.

Beat the Winter Blues

Don’t hibernate this winter. Get your family outdoors and discover this season’s exciting elements. From snowshoeing to scavenger hunts for kids, The Morton Arboretum presents a great selection of outdoor activities and classes to help you chill out and head outdoors.
 
Here’s a look at some of our winter offerings:
  • Adults can explore the woodlands and see how animals adapt to cold, learn the biology of birds and improve your plant identification skills through our natural history and ornithology classes. Want to explore your creativity?

It’s Time for the Gnome Hunt

Hunting for gnomes in the Children’s Garden is a fun way to explore in the winter time. Finding all 15 will take families throughout the garden, but finding just a few is also fun. Gnomes, descended from woodland spirits in Northern European folklore, have become familiar figures in gardens all over the world.

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.

What Friends Love for Lunch

Regular visitors enjoy the culinary creativity of the Ginkgo Restaurant, with its new and delicious menus for each season.

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