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Wednesday, June 27, 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.
  • Family Explorers Backpack

    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, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.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.
  • 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
  • Acorn Express Adventures

    A family is riding the Acorn Express Adventure Tram.
    Join us on the Acorn Express tram for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through the Arboretum! Wednesdays and Fridays, April-October, (except July 4) 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Arbor Evenings: Music and More

    Visitors sitting on the grass and in lawn chairs
    Wednesday is the new Friday! Unwind with wine and a live concert outdoors on summer evenings. Wednesdays, June 6 through August 29, 2018 except July 4.
  • 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.
  • Sculptures Inspired by Science: Physics, Proteins, and People

    A man is creating a sculpture with metal and glass
    Spend a summer evening with artist and scientist Julian Voss-Andreae, as he shares his work spanning quantum physics, biomolecules, and his novel approaches to figurative sculpture. Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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