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  • CAST YOUR STRAW VOTE FOR BEST SCARECROW AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    The Scarecrow Trail returns to the Morton Arboretum this year, featuring 45 hay-men and-women decorated by local Girl and Boy Scouts.
  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM DEBUTS INNOVATIVE NEW LIGHTS EVENT

    This holiday season, The Morton Arboretum’s trees will be transformed into an interactive kaleidoscope of color and light during its first-ever winter lights event, Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. From November 22, 2013 to January 4, 2014, Illumination offers a holiday experience far beyond traditional twinkling lights, engaging the senses with dazzling projections, trees that respond to touch and sound, and vivid, electric colors throughout.
  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM USHERS IN THE SEASON WITH FALL COLORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, FUN FALL ACTIVITIES

    This fall, The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres of trees will again reveal stunning colors, expected to draw thousands of leaf-peepers from around the region. The Arboretum’s collection includes trees from 40 different countries, for intense fall color that visitors can’t see anywhere else in the area. Visitors this October can also enjoy tasty fall food and see the Scarecrow Trail, a series of scarecrows created by local Boy and Girl Scouts.
  • EXPERIENCE CHAMBER MUSIC IN A CLASSIC SETTING THIS WINTER AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    Be swept away by classical chamber music this winter, performed in The Morton Arboretum’s historic Thornhill Education Center. Enjoy intimate, Sunday afternoon concerts while overlooking a scenic vista, followed by a reception where guests can meet with each other and the musicians.
  • November–December 2013 Calendar

    See what's happening at The Morton Arboretum in November and December 2013.
  • Telling the story of nature

    Kids and kids at heart gather around docents at the new Discovery Cart, waiting for a story.