Kids

  • Gnome Hunt

    Gnome Hunt
    Can you find all of the gnomes hiding in The Morton Arboretum's Children's Garden? Daily November 2018 through March 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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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. Through summer 2019.

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  • 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

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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 November 2018 through March 2019, 11:00 to 11:45 a.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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  • 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

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  • Winter Play

    Winter Play
    Join us in the Children's Garden for winter time fun! Daily November 2018 through March 2019, in the Children’s Garden from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weather permitting.

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  • Enchanted Railroad Member Event

    Enchanted Railroad Member Event
    A first look for Arboretum members only. Enjoy a preview of the Enchanted Railroad with a snack and activities on Thursday, January 17.

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  • Enchanted Railroad

    Enchanted Railroad
    Watch an intricate railroad travel through a wonderland at a child-friendly level. January 18 through February 24, 2019

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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, we have created special times to accommodate these families.

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  • Dog Admission Day

    Dog Admission Day
    Hit the trails, at The Morton Arboretum, with your canine friend on the following 2019 Dog Admission Days on February 2, March 2, and November 2, 7:00 a.m. to sunset.

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  • Valentine for the Birds

    Valentine for the Birds
    Make a tasty treat to hang on the trees for our feathered friends. Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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  • Last Call for Winter!

    Last Call for Winter!
    Celebrate the arrival of Spring with games, art and play in the Children's Garden at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 23 and Sunday March 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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  • Destination Asia Festival

    Destination Asia Festival
    Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food, and trees. Friday, August 2, through Sunday, August 4, 2019 Included in Arboretum admission.

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  • Happy Holidays - Free Admission

    Happy Holidays - Free Admission
    Enjoy free admission on Christmas Day at The Morton Arboretum! Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Buildings, Children’s Garden, and Illumination are closed. Please leave pets at home.

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  • Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, January 22 through February 12, 2019, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Join us for this 4-week outdoor adventure among the trees at The Morton Arboretum. Four Thursdays, January 24 through February 14, 2019, 9:30 to 11:00 a.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. (Fall session is SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 9, 2018, and January 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Winter Registration opens November 20, 2019) Two Sundays, February 3 and March 3, 2019, 1:00 to 3:30 p.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. (Fall session is sold out) Two Sundays, December 2, 2018, and January 6, 2019, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. (Winter registration opens November 20, 2019) Two Sundays, February 3 and March 3 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. Two Sundays, March 17, and April 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Explore clouds, sunshine, rain and...trees in this sensory-based program all about weather at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday March 12, or Thursday March 14, or Wednesday March 20, 2019, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Explore clouds, sunshine, rain and...trees in this sensory-based program all about weather at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday March 13, or Tuesday March 19, or Thursday March 21, 2019, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Explore the geology at The Morton Arboretum while earning your merit badge. Sunday, March 31, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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