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Friday, August 9, 2019

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  • Nature ConnectsⓇ: Art with LEGOⓇ bricks by Sean Kenney

    Nature ConnectsⓇ: Art with LEGOⓇ bricks by Sean Kenney
    Calling all LEGO® fans! Nature Connects is back by popular demand, Friday, May 24 through Sunday, September 15
  • 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.
  • The Arboretum Store Clearance Sale

    The Arboretum Store Clearance Sale
    Shop for discounts of 30 to 60 percent on select summer merchandise. Plus, members still receive their 10 percent discount. Friday, July 19 through Saturday, August 17.
  • 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.
  • Bike Rentals

    Bike Rentals
    Rent a bike to explore the Arboretum on nine miles of paved roads.
  • Vehicle-free biking

    Vehicle-free biking
    Done for the season! Vehicle-free biking begins again in May 2020.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Acorn Express Adventures

    Acorn Express Adventures
    Join us on the Acorn Express tram for a family friendly tram-ride adventure through the Arboretum! Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, April through October, 2019, (except June 26) times vary.
  • 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.
  • Monarchs in Motion

    Monarchs in Motion
    Fluttering about, these beautiful butterflies are constantly on the move. Discover some fascinating facts about butterflies and make a monarch mask to take home. Daily in August 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • LEGO® Brick Play

    LEGO® Brick Play
    What will nature inspire you to build? Play and create LEGO® masterpieces in this self-guided hands-on discovery activity. Available daily, May through September, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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