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GROUNDHOG DAZE AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

LISLE, IL (January 21, 2013) – Whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow, your family can celebrate Groundhog Day with The Morton Arboretum’s Children’s Garden.
 
Join us February 2 and 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for our self-guided Groundhog Daze. Kids can:
  • Touch real groundhog fur and investigate a groundhog skull, as well as the pelts of some groundhog cousins including a beaver, mouse and muskrat.
  • Crawl through a tunnel.
  • Make a pop-up groundhog to take home. 
  
Then, join us for a special Groundhog Daze edition of our Cool Kids Winter Play, a fifteen minute guided, outdoor play time. Join us at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, when we will be playing games that relate to groundhogs!
 
Groundhog Daze and Cool Kids Winter Play are free with Arboretum admission.
 
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 more than 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. Learn more at www.mortonarb.org.