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Friday, April 28, 2017

  • A illustration of a celebration including a pop-up Plant Clinic and giant coloring display.
    Celebrate trees with our third-annual Arbor Day Celebration and Pop-Up Plant Clinic on April 28, 2017 at Chicago's Daley Plaza. 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Photo of children dressed like a tree
    On April 28, 2017 celebrate trees by dressing like one. On Arbor Day get free admission to The Morton Arboretum when you dress like a tree. One free general admission per costumed individual. Arbor Day only, April 28, 2017.
  • Library Exhibit: Plant Hunters
    The exhibit features artifacts from the library’s special collection relating to famous plant hunters, and it explores modern conservation efforts by scientists at the Arboretum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, during regular library hours.
  • A child making mud pies in the Mud Kitchen
    Enjoy creative, unstructured outdoor play spaces, Mud Kitchen near Parking Lot 20 and Word Garden near Parking Lot 13. Daily, weather permitting, 7:00 a.m. to sunset
  • A visitor learning about endangered tree species by using the interactive panels
    Come learn about the gifts that the world's endangered trees give us—and how you can join the Arboretum in saving them. Daily, 7:00 a.m. - sunset
  • The Acorn Express open-air Tram
    Beginning April 24, 2017 hop on the Acorn Express tram for a tour of our 1,700 acres of blooming beauty (weather permitting) narrated by one of our expert guides. Call 630-968-0074 for times and pricing.
  • Children listening to a story
    Gather in the Children’s Garden amphitheater for story time and fun. Fridays, April 7 through October 27, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
  • nside the Arbor Day Plant Sale tent, a Plant Genius is giving advice to a customer
    Shop the Arbor Day Plant Sale at The Morton Arboretum for an exciting variety of plants chosen by our experts for success in your Chicago-area garden. This sale takes place Arbor Day weekend, Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30, 2017. The selection of plants is updated throughout the weekend, and plenty of options will be available to members and visitors on Sunday.
  • A family is riding the Acorn Express Adventure Tram.
    Join us on the Acorn Express for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through the Arboretum! We’ll seek out fun destinations to hike, make a craft, and explore new topics each week. Wednesdays and Fridays, April-October, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (except July 7)
  • Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat planting a tree
    Celebrate Arbor Day with a walk from the Children's Garden to a tree planting. Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Binoculars and a boat are made of recycled paper and cardboard.
    Discover the world of recycling through fun games and make a recycled craft of your own to take home. Weekdays in April, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • A pine cone, an acorn, and some tree cookies.
    Celebrate Arbor Day in the Children's Garden all weekend long! Friday, April 28 through Sunday April 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weather permitting.
  • The contains of the Family Explorer Backpack available for rental.
    Looking for a unique experience in the Children’s Garden At The Morton Arboretum? Rent a self-guided family backpack and enhance your visit. Available daily, April through October, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.