Children's Garden

Music and art are often inspired by nature; a relationship the Arboretum cherishes and cultivates. Find what inspires you with one of our entertaining events:

  • Gnome Hunt

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

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  • Winter Play

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

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  • Gnome Globes

    Gnome Globes
    After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a keepsake, gnome globe of your own. Weekends, November 2018 through February 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 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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  • Family Explorers Backpack

    Family Explorers Backpack
    Looking for a unique experience in the Children’s Garden At The Morton Arboretum? Rent a self-guided family backpack and enhance your visit. Available daily, April through October, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Arbor Day Tree Planting and Story Time

    Arbor Day Tree Planting and Story Time
    Bring the children to meet Curious George, hear Curious George Plants a Tree, and join in a tree planting. Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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  • Arbor Weekend Celebration

    Arbor Weekend Celebration
    Celebrate Arbor Day in the Children's Garden all weekend long! Friday, April 26–Sunday, April 28, 2019, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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  • Sensory Friendly Sundays

    Sensory Friendly Sundays
    Experience a less crowded Children’s Garden with minimal noise, suited to families with sensory needs. First Sunday of the month, May through October, 2019 8:45 to 9:30 a.m.

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  • Tree Pose Family Yoga

    Tree Pose Family Yoga
    Experience nature from a new angle through fun animal and tree yoga poses! Mondays, Mondays, May through June (except Memorial Day), 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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  • Thursday Family Nights

    Thursday Family Nights
    Enjoy live music, games, and crafts after-hours Thursdays, June 13, through August 15, 2019 at The Morton Arboretum's Children's Garden. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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