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Activities and exhibits

The Morton Arboretum has many educational and fun exhibits, including the Children’s Garden, Tree House Tales, 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 222,00 plants from 40 countries and provide beauty, knowledge, and a healthier environment.  LEARN MORE

Tree House Tales

Explore Tree House Tales at The Morton Arboretum, where you'll enter a magical village of six whimsical tree house structures and learn about the vital roles trees play in our lives in a way that engages the imagination. 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