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  • NEWS RELEASE: RIBBIT! THE EXHIBIT “HOPS” IN TO THE MORTON ARBORETUM IN 2016

    The Morton Arboretum will be “hopping” this spring and summer with the presentation of Ribbit! The Exhibit, a whimsical collection of larger-than-life copper frog sculptures on display from April 8 through September 25, 2016.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM AND U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO RESTORE EAST BRANCH OF DUPAGE RIVER

    The Morton Arboretum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are partnering on a project to restore a 1.5-mile section of the East Branch of the DuPage River that runs through the Arboretum. The goal is to improve the environmental health of the river and its surrounding ecosystem, creating better conditions for trees, wildlife, and their habitat.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM LAUNCHES ACCESS PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

    The Morton Arboretum has joined Museums for All, a program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), designed to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM WELCOMES 1 MILLION VISITORS IN 2015, A NEW RECORD

    The Morton Arboretum has welcomed one million visitors in a single year for the first time in its 93-year history. This tops the Arboretum’s previous yearly attendance record of 934,000, set in 2014. Membership has also grown significantly in 2015, to 42,890 member households. The Morton Arboretum is one of only six public gardens in the United States to reach these milestones.
  • INTERACT WITH SIBERIAN SLED DOGS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S HUSKY HEROES EVENT

    Visitors of all ages will enjoy interacting with Siberian sled dogs when Husky Heroes returns to The Morton Arboretum, Jan. 30-31, 2016.
  • THE ENCHANTED RAILROAD RETURNS TO THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    The Morton Arboretum welcomes back its popular Enchanted Railroad this January with a theme that celebrates the seasons and a new LEGO® train car created by the artist behind this summer’s smash exhibit Nature Connects. The exhibit opens Jan. 15 and continues through Feb. 21.