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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.
  • 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 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
  • The Ginkgo Restaurant
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at The Morton Arboretum in the scenic Ginkgo Restaurant! Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • A gnome in a flower pot
    Create a keepsake, light-up gnome home of your own! Weekends November 2016 through March 2017. Times vary between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Holiday items in The Arboretum Store
    Shop at The Arboretum Store's semi-annual clearance sale. Friday, December 30 and runs daily through January 22 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Children watching the model railroad
    Watch an intricate railroad travel through four seasons of beauty at a child-friendly level. January 13-February 19, 2017
  • 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 person is holding green acorns in their hand.
    Browse a selection of seeds, and take home a variety to plant this spring. Saturday, January 21, 2017, noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Whiskey samples
    Warm up this winter with whiskey in our beautiful Ginkgo Restaurant at The Morton Arboretum. January 20 & 21, 2017