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Admission and hours

The Morton Arboretum is open year-round.
The Visitor Center is your gateway to the Arboretum. Visitor Services staff are happy to answer any questions you have about your visit. Tickets for tram tours and many special events can be purchased here. More detailed calendars, brochures, and informational handouts are also available. For specific questions, please call Visitor Services at 630-968-0074. 

 

Admission

$12 Adults ages 18–64 ($8 Wednesdays*)

$11 Seniors ages 65+ ($7 Wednesdays*)

$9 Youth ages 2–17 ($6 Wednesdays*)

*Wednesdays are discount admission!

Children 1 and younger are free
Admission includes FREE parking!
Members always enter for free with valid membership credentials. 

The Morton Arboretum offers free, year-round admission to active-duty service men or women with a valid ID.

See if your membership to other gardens allows a partial admission benefit to The Morton Arboretum.  learn more
 

Hours

The Arboretum is open 365 days a year! 
The grounds open at 7 a.m. year-round and close at sunset. 
Sunset times
 

Visitor Center

9 a.m.-4 p.m. January-February 
9 a.m.-5 p.m. March-April
9 a.m.-6 p.m. May-October 
9 a.m.-5 p.m. November-December

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 3 p.m., and Christmas Day
The West Pavilion of the Visitor Center restrooms, Daily 7 a.m.-sunset
 

Children's Garden

March through October
9:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m. daily
Thursdays, open until 6:00 p.m.
Members only: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 - 9:30 a.m.

November - February
Daily, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Severe weather may close the Children's Garden temporarily.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 3 p.m., and Christmas Day
 

Maze Garden

9:30 a.m.–sunset


The Arboretum Store

10 a.m.-4 p.m. January-February
10 a.m.-5 p.m. March-April
10 a.m.-6 p.m. May-October
10 a.m.-5 p.m. November-December
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 3 p.m., Christmas Day


Plant Clinic

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Sat., April-Oct.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri, Nov.-March
Closed Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day


Ginkgo Restaurant

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Daily
9-11 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays for breakfast
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

 

Ginkgo Café

9 a.m.-4 p.m. November - February
9 a.m.-5 p.m. March-April
9 a.m.-6 p.m. May-October
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 3 p.m., and Christmas Day
 

Sterling Morton Library

9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Friday
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday
Closed July 4, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day
 

Founder's Room

(Located at Thornhill Education Center)
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday