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

  • February 2, March 2, and November 2, 2019
  • 7:00 a.m.-sunset.

Hit the trails with your four-legged friend.

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.

2019 Dog Friendly Dates

Dog Admission Days are February 2, March 2, and November 2
Tails on the Trails events are May 4 and September 7

Fees and Admission

Dog admission is $5 per dog (Fee includes an Arboretum bandana.) 

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.

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