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Saturday, June 2, 2018

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  • Troll Hunt

    A close-up of the troll's large toes. The troll is created from reclaimed wood.
    Through June 21, 2018, artist-in-residence Thomas Dambo uses discarded wood to create six giant trolls, guardians of the forest, who will inhabit the Arboretum. The full hunt begins June 22, 2018!
  • Acorn Express Tram Tours

    The Acorn Express open-air Tram
    Beginning on April 23, 2018 (weather permitting), hop on the Acorn Express tram for a tour of our 1,700 acres of blooming beauty narrated by one of our expert guides.
  • Breakfast In The Ginkgo Restaurant

    Pancakes with blueberries and powdered sugar
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at The Morton Arboretum in the scenic Ginkgo Restaurant! Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00-10:45 a.m.
  • Library Exhibit: Plant Hunters

    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.
  • Vehicle-free biking

    Vehicle-free biking
    Enjoy bicycling in an "auto-free zone" on summer Friday nights, as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings. May through August 2018. Please note these exceptions: You will be sharing the road with cars due to special events on: August 3, 4, 18, and 19
  • Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit

    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
  • Nature Play Spaces

    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
  • Garden Pot Recycling

    A cardboard box of empty green gardening pots.
    Free! Bring your plastic pots (plastics #2, #5, and #6) to the Arboretum for Recycling. Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Northern Illinois Iris Society Show

    Northern Illinois Iris Society Show
    Experience nearly 100 varieties of blooming irises. Buy irises for your garden!
  • Mud Painting

    Two hands are in the mud.
    Dirty hands…just what we’re looking for. Join us for some fun with mud. Daily in June, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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