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Fun for Adults, Too

Looking for a romantic evening for two? Maybe a night out with the girls or guys? Or how about a class to get you in the great outdoors? Look no further! The Morton Arboretum has a stellar array of events and programs for adults. Did we mention there will be chocolate?
 
Zone 5 Science Cafe: Wetland Restoration in Urban Environments
Thursday, February 7, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Member: $5 (nonmember: $6); admission included
Join land managers and ecologists from The Morton Arboretum, The Wetlands Initiative, and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County to discuss what we can learn from recent wetland restorations in DuPage County.
 
The Botany of Chocolate 
Saturday, Feb 16, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Member: $22 (nonmember: $29); admission included
Explore the culture and science of chocolate, the botanical and natural history of the cacao plant, and sample different varieties of chocolate made from this species’ beans.
 
Winter Bird Walk
Saturday, February 16, 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Member: $8 (nonmember: $10) plus admission
Explore the landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that spend winter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.
 
Celebrating Chocolate: Chocolate & Beer Pairing
Sunday, February 24, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Member: $35 (nonmember: $40); admission included
Enjoy small plates of sweet and savory fare featuring chocolate from Graham’s Fine Chocolate paired with specialty beers from Two Brothers Brewing Company. Take home your own sampling glass and end your evening with a unique treat: a beer float. Click here to view our Chocolate & Beer Pairings menu.
 
Gardening Dos and Don’ts
Wednesday, February 27, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Member: $22 (nonmember: $26); admission included
Learn easy gardening tips and common mistakes to avoid to ensure you have the best-looking botanicals this season.
 
Members’ Exclusive Plant Catalog Q & A
Sunday, March 3, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Free with admission
Kunso Kim, Arboretum head of collections and curator, will describe the selections chosen for the Members’ Exclusive Plant Catalog, answer questions, and give advice about how these special plants can be used in home gardens. Learn more about the catalog here.
 
For more information about upcoming events and programs, call 630-725-2468.