Children dash up a wooden plank way and climb ropes to a lookout where they can survey the woods beneath them, they scoop a handful of pond water with hopes of capturing a tiny tadpole in their cupped palms, and learn about the role of bees and other pollinators in fragrant flower gardens throughout the four-acre space.
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- The Morton Arboretum celebrates its signature season with even more to offer visitors.
- The Morton Arboretum invites four-legged friends and their owners to roam 16 miles of woods, prairies and other natural landscapes during the Tails on the Trails event Saturday, September 12. Tails on the Trails will feature dog-frie’Pndly activities, including agility demonstrations and guided hikes through the grounds. Additionally, a pet expo will take place along Meadow Lake from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
August 10, 2015
The Fall Color Festival at The Morton Arboretum is off to a running start as the 12th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash takes place Sunday, October 4 with a brand-new post-race party.
- This August 1-2, explore fascinating Eastern cultures at The Morton Arboretum’s Destination Asia Festival. The festival will showcase traditional Asian music and dance, arts and athletic demonstrations, authentic cuisine, and the Arboretum’s diverse collection of trees from China, Japan, and Korea.
- As part of its continued commitment to sustainability, The Morton Arboretum has completed an LED lighting upgrade throughout its buildings. This upgrade was made possible by a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF).