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Saturday, October 13, 2018

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  • Troll Hunt

    Troll Hunt
    Journey through our far-reaching forest to hunt for six colossal trolls crafted from reclaimed wood by Danish artist Thomas Dambo.
  • Glass Pumpkin Patch

    Glass Pumpkin Patch
    Explore a dazzling collection of handblown glass pumpkins and other autumnal designs, October 10 through 14, 2018.
  • Troll Tram Rides

    Troll Tram Rides
    Explore Troll Hunt from the comfort of our motorized open-air tram. Daily beginning August 13, 2018.
  • Build-a-Tree Eco-Workshop

    Build-a-Tree Eco-Workshop
    Use natural and recycled materials to build your own nature keepsake to take home at The Morton Arboretum. Daily June through October, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Acorn Express Tram Tours

    Acorn Express Tram Tours
    Hop on the Acorn Express tram for a tour of our 1,700 acres of blooming beauty narrated by one of our expert guides.
  • Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum

    Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum
    Walk along with theater performers and experience classic Brothers Grimm tales a new way: surrounded by nature! All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. Select Weekends in October, 2018
  • Bike Rentals

    Bike Rentals
    Explore nine miles of paved roads that wind through our magnificent tree collections. Saturdays & Sundays in October. Rentals also open Monday, October 8, on Columbus Day, weather permitting.
  • Troll Archives

    Troll Archives
    Find a one-of-a-kind book related to the trolls you are hunting in the Sterling Morton Library. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Saturday
  • Breakfast In The Ginkgo Restaurant

    Breakfast In The Ginkgo Restaurant
    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.
  • Family Explorers Backpack

    Family Explorers Backpack
    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, through October, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Nature Play Spaces

    Nature Play Spaces
    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
  • Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit

    Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit
    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
  • Trick or Trees

    Trick or Trees
    Kids, enjoy games and crafts. Costumes encouraged. Weekends in October and Columbus day at The Morton Arboretum. Weekends in October, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Family Jack O' Lantern Hikes

    Family Jack O' Lantern Hikes
    Join us on a family-friendly jack o' lantern lit hike to explore the night life of owls, bats and spiders at The Morton Arboretum. All dates and times are sold out.
  • Annual Bulb Sale

    Annual Bulb Sale
    Shop dozens of varieties of bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, iris, alliums, crocus, fritillaria, and many more. Daily, through through October 31, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Fall Photography Show at the Sterling Morton Library

    Fall Photography Show at the Sterling Morton Library
    The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society members will display amazing photography of fall scenes in the Sterling Morton Library. Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14, 2018. Times vary.
  • Outdoor Skills: Fire-Building Workshop

    Outdoor Skills: Fire-Building Workshop
    Get the skills you need to build a “sure-fire” campfire in this hands-on workshop. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon
  • Fall Color Festival

    Fall Color Festival
    Surround yourself in 1,700 acres of breathtaking fall color at The Morton Arboretum. Spend the day hiking or biking, explore our award-winning Children’s Garden, or enjoy seasonal events on select weekends, like our Cider and Ale Festival, Glass Pumpkin Patch art sale, Grimmest of Ghost Tales, Halloween events, and more!
  • Scarecrow Trail

    Scarecrow Trail
    Admire creations from local scout troops and vote for your favorite scarecrow. Daily in October, 2018. 7:00 a.m-sunset

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