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Families

Events for Today:
  • Two adults cross-country skiing
    When there is four inches or more of snow on the ground at The Morton Arboretum, trails are available to cross-country ski or snowshoe. The renal season is currently closed.
  • Children creatively playing at the Nature's Kitchen
    Enjoy creative, unstructured outdoor play at our new Nature's Kitchen near Parking Lot 20.
  • 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
  • Story time
    Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time! Best for ages 2-6 with adult. Wednesdays and Fridays November 2016 through March 2017, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
  • Illumination, Treemagination. Colors splashed across the hemlock trees.
    See trees in a different light. Our interactive experience filled with dazzling projections, trees that respond to your touch and voice, and vivid, electric colors throughout, Friday, November 18, 2016 through January 2, 2017. (Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and December 12.)
  • 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.
  • Child making a snow angel
    Join us in the Children's Garden for winter time fun! Daily through March 2017, in the Children’s Garden from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weather permitting.
  • A small gnome hangs from a tree
    Can you find all of the gnomes hiding in The Morton Arboretum's Children's Garden? Daily November 2016 through March 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.