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  • 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.

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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. On view now through June 2020.

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  • Splendid Spiders

    Splendid Spiders
    Some people think they’re scary, but we think they’re spectacular! Find out where spiders live and how they help our gardens. Daily in October 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • 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

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  • Acorn Express Adventures

    Acorn Express Adventures
    Join us on the Acorn Express tram for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through the Arboretum! Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, April through October, 2019, (except June 26) times vary.

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  • Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum

    Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum
    Walk along with theater performers surrounded by nature! All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and up to 1.5 miles in hiking distance. Select weekends in October 2019

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  • Winter Play

    Winter Play
    Join us in the Children's Garden for winter time fun! Daily November 2019 through March 2020, in the Children’s Garden from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weather permitting.

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  • Arbor Reading Adventures

    Arbor Reading Adventures
    Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time! Best for ages 2-6 with adult. Wednesdays and Fridays through March 2020, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

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  • Gnome Hunt

    Gnome Hunt
    Can you find all of the gnomes hiding in The Morton Arboretum's Children's Garden? Daily November 2019 through March 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Dog Admission Day

    Dog Admission Day
    Hit the trails, at The Morton Arboretum, with your canine friend for our next Dog Admission Day on November 2 from 7:00 a.m. to sunset.

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  • Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

    Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum
    An interactive light show filled with dazzling, vivid projections on trees that respond to your touch and voice. See trees in a different light November 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020.

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  • Enchanted Railroad

    Enchanted Railroad
    Watch an intricate railroad travel through a wonderland at a child-friendly level. Friday, January 17 through Sunday, February 23, 2020.

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  • Sensory Friendly Times at Enchanted Railroad

    Sensory Friendly Times at Enchanted Railroad
    Since some children may be overstimulated by the sights and sounds of the Enchanted Railroad. Special times have been created to accommodate these families.

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  • Learn how to study, protect and conserve soil and water resources in this merit badge class at The Morton Arboretum. Two Sundays, October 27 and November 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Registration will open Tuesday, August 20, 2019.)
  • Young explorers will hike, play, listen to stories, and engage in science and art in these hands-on sensory-based programs. Select Weekdays starting August 22 through November, 12, 2019, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Young explorers will hike, play, listen to stories, and engage in science and art in these hands-on sensory-based programs at The Morton Arboretum. Select Weekdays starting August 20 through November 14, 2019, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries. (SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 8, 2019 and January 5, 2020, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. (Registration will open Tuesday, August 20, 2019.)
  • How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum, explore the three branches of our national government. (SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 8 and January 5, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or December 15 and January 12, 2019, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • How much do you know about government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units. (SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 15 and January 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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