LISLE, IL (January 10, 2013) – Our favorite four-legged friends are coming back to the Arboretum January 26-27 for the 10th annual Husky Heroes! Families will see Siberian husky sled pulling, skijoring, and speed demonstrations. Then, watch a free presentation and film about the huskies' role in Alaskan history. Visitors can take a family photo with an authentic dog sled and even meet some amazing canines of this breed in need of fostering and adoption.
Dogsledding and Skijoring Demonstrations & Presentation
11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
Watch the huskies from Adopt A Husky Inc. in action as they show off their speed, sled pulling, and skijoring skills!
Meet the Huskies
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet and greet these sociable canines, buy specialty items, and look into fostering and adoption opportunities.
Be a Musher Family Photo Opportunity
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Don't miss your chance to take a unique family photo! Check out a sled, investigate the equipment, and have your photos taken with the rig and one of the dogs.
The Last Great Race
Noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
Learn about the role Siberian huskies have played in Alaskan history and in current competitions. Seating is limited. Free tickets are available at the Visitor Center Information Desk one hour before each presentation.
Husky Heroes is complimentary with Arboretum admission and will be held with or without snow. Please leave pets at home.
The 2013 rates are:
- $12/adult, ($8 on Wednesday), ages 18-64
- $11/senior, ($7 on Wednesday), ages 65 and over
- $9/child ($6 on Wednesday), ages 2-17
- Under age 2 is free. Parking is free.
About The Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized outdoor tree museum on 1,700 acres. Plant collections, scientific research, and education programs support the mission to plant and conserve trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. Throughout natural landscapes are specialty gardens, 16 miles of trails, and nine miles of roads. Other offerings include tree-focused events, activities, and services for adults, children, professionals, and communities. The Arboretum welcomes 800,000 visitors annually and serves 34,000 member households. Located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois, the Arboretum is open daily 7 a.m. until sunset. More information is available at www.mortonarb.org.