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Friday, April 26, 2019

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Events for Friday, April 26, 2019

  • Arbor Day Plant Sale

    Arbor Day Plant Sale
    Shop the Arbor Day Plant Sale at The Morton Arboretum for an exciting variety of plants chosen by our experts for success in your Chicago-area garden. Arbor Day weekend, Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28, 2019
  • Dress Like a Tree, Get In Free

    Dress Like a Tree, Get In Free
    This Arbor Day, celebrate trees by dressing like one! On Friday, April 26, 2019 get free admission to The Morton Arboretum when you dress like a tree. One free general admission per costumed individual (not applicable to school groups).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trash to Treasure

    Trash to Treasure
    Discover the world of recycling through fun games and make a recycled craft of your own to take home. Daily in April, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Garden Story Time

    Garden Story Time
    Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. Fridays, April through October, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
  • Bike Rentals

    Bike Rentals
    Rent a bike to explore the Arboretum on nine miles of paved roads.

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