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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Vanishing Acts exhibit with a light dusting of snow.
    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
  • 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
  • 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.