Activities and exhibits

Man walking along a path in the woods at The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum has many educational and fun exhibits, including the Children’s Garden and Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat. In addition, many activities are available year-round, such as bicycling, hiking, and running. In the winter, when there is enough snow, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also available.
 

Acorn Express tram tours

Experience the beauty of The Morton Arboretum's 1,700 acres on a guided tram tour. This one-hour ride winds you through the Arboretum's woodlands, wetlands, and prairie while listening to a narrated tour. LEARN MORE


Arboretum roads and trails

Paved roads and maintained trails weave through 1,700 acres at The Morton Arboretum, providing people multiple ways to take in the beautiful landscape all year-round. LEARN MORE


Children’s Garden

The Children’s Garden at The Morton Arboretum is a natural playground for children of all ages. Daily learning programs and interactive exhibits inspire kids and families to connect with nature. LEARN MORE


Tree and plant collections

The Morton Arboretum is a living museum, and the tree and plant collections that adorn the landscape are nature’s works of art with a purpose. The collections consist of more than 222,000 plants from 40 countries and provide beauty, knowledge, and a healthier environment.  LEARN MORE


Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat

Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat is an exhibit at the Arboretum focused on saving endangered trees. LEARN MORE


Google Cultural Institute

The Morton Arboretum has partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to create three online exhibits that invite you to share an interactive, dynamic, and immersive discovery experience of the diversity and fragility of nature, featuring the science and collections of The Morton Arboretum.  LEARN MORE


Tree-mendous Tree Stories

The Morton Arboretum and Openlands are joining forces to launch an online project on Arbor Day, Friday, April 27, 2018. Tree-mendous Tree Stories will be a platform for Chicago-area residents to share favorite stories about the trees that define our communities, our memories, our landscapes, and our lives. learn more