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Dog Admission Day


  • A Shetland sheepdog with a green bandanna sitting on a paved trail
  • A Labrador with a green bandana walking on a paved trail
  • A couple,hand in hand, walking  a dog on a snowy trail

Schedule and Location

  • Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • 7:00 a.m.-sunset.

New this Dog Admission Day:

Belden Boy Mobile Pop-up Shop, located in the Bus Parking Lot near the Visitors Center.

Featuring the sales of Li'l Bob Journey of a Lost Pup, by PJ Hartenaus.  

For more information on the book, please click here.

For more information on the author, please click here.


Please adhere to the following rules while visiting The Morton Arboretum with your dog:

Dogs must be attended and on a leash at all times.

All dogs must have updated vaccinations and registrations.

For the safety of both your pet and the natural environment, do not let dogs go off the marked trails.

Please clean up after your pet. Bags are available at the Visitor Center.

Dogs are not allowed in the following locations:

Children's Garden

Maze Garden

Visitor Center

Thornhill Educational Center

Administration Building and Research Center

Restrooms for humans who need to bring their dogs with them can be found at the following locations:

Thornhill Picnic Shelter

Prairie Visitor Station

Big Rock Visitor Station

Remember, pets are only admitted to The Morton Arboretum on specific event dates.


Fees and Admission

Dog admission is $5 per dog.

Plus, nonmembers must pay the regular admission fee.

Your visit helps support our mission of planting and conserving trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.


NEW FOR 2020! 

Beginning next year, all of our dog-friendly days will be moving to Sundays.

Mark your calendar!
Dog Admission Days:  February 2, March 8, and November 8
Tails on the Trails:  May 3 and August 30



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