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- LISLE, IL (December 11, 2013) – Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum opened on November 22 and is lighting up the night this season. Perfect for a date night or a family outing, visitors to Illumination will see the Arboretum’s trees transformed with dazzling projections, trees that respond to touch and sound, and vivid, electric colors throughout.
- LISLE, IL (December 10, 2013)—The Morton Arboretum store is a great place to shop this year for unique, nature-themed holiday gifts, and from 3-5 p.m. this Monday, December 16, non-members can shop The Arboretum Store without paying admission to the Arboretum.
LISLE, IL. (November 13, 2013) – The Morton Arboretum released its updated website, featuring a new look and feel and improved functionality. Visitors will find it easier to locate the Arboretum’s most sought-after information, including events and tree and plant tips. Additionally, the site now features responsive design, which means the user can enjoy a full experience on a smart phone or tablet, as well as a desktop computer.
LISLE, IL (November 8, 2013)—The Morton Arboretum will allow U.S. Military Veterans admission free of charge with their Veteran's ID card in honor of Veteran’s Day Monday, November 11. Free admission is to acknowledge the many contributions veterans have given their country. The free admission is for this one day only and includes veterans only, not others in their car.
The program is in addition to our program for active military personnel and their immediate families who can visit the Arboretum free of charge any day of the year with proper ID.
LISLE, IL (November 1, 2013) – All aboard for The Morton Arboretum’s annual Enchanted Railroad, open Friday, November 22 to Monday, January 6 (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
Keeping the youngest train enthusiasts in mind, this model train display is designed to be easily seen from two feet off the ground. There are two levels of trains, with trains traveling between the levels and around the Enchantment Tree.
The LGB Model Railroad Club designs, installs and runs the exhibit. Now in its 12th year, attendance has grown to over 23,000 in 2012.
The Arboretum’s Official Fall Color Scout Sees More Colors and Berries as Fall Leaves Begin to Drop
LISLE, IL. (Oct. 31, 2013) – Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.