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Admission and Hours

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention

The Morton Arboretum is going through a phased reopening, following a temporary closure due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The Morton Arboretum is currently open to the public with modified operations and hours, open from 7:00 a.m. to sunset daily (last entry at 5:00 p.m.). Timed-entry passes and tickets are required for all members and guests and will help ensure paced arrivals and moderated attendance numbers. Masks are required at all times (for guests over the age of two) when visiting indoor locations, such as the Visitor Center, The Arboretum Store, the Gingko Café and Restaurant, as well as in The Children's Garden and Maze Garden.

Stay connected with the Arboretum during this time through online learning opportunities, and by following Arboretum FacebookTwitter, and Instagram social media channels.

Check this Arboretum web page for ongoing updates. For specific updates on buildings, concessions, and amenities, please the Phased Reopening of Buildings page.

Admission

Advance, timed-entry member passes or tickets will be required to be reserved online in advance to ensure paced arrivals and safe attendance levels

MembersRESERVE TIMED-ENTRY MEMBER PASSES 

Visitors:    PURCHASE TIMED-ENTRY TICKETS 

For information on how reserve date-specific, timed-entry passes or tickets online, visit the Know Before You Visit and Admission and Timed-Entry FAQ pages for details.  

  • Adults ages 18–64, $15 ($10 Wednesdays*)
  • Seniors 65, +$13 ($9 Wednesdays*)
  • Children ages 2–17, $10 ($7 Wednesdays*)
  • Children 1 and younger are free

*Wednesdays are discount admission!

Admission includes FREE parking. 

Please leave dogs and other pets at home, except for on specially designated days. Service animals are welcome, including animals-in-training. See our Accessibility page for more.

Hours

Adjusted hours: 7:00 a.m. to sunset daily (last entry at 5:00 p.m.). The Arboretum closes at sunset and all guests must leave the grounds at that time. 

Visitor Center - Open

Adjusted hours: Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The restrooms inside the Visitor Center and the West Pavillion are currently open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Traditional Hours:

  • March and April: Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • May through October: Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  • November and December: Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; closed at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Children's Garden - Open 

  • Adjusted hours: Monday-Friday:12:00- 4:00 p.m. (last entry at 3:30); Saturday and Sunday: 10:00- 6:00 p.m. (last entry at 5:30)
  • Masks are required for all entrants over the age of two. Attendance within the garden will be limited and monitored to ensure guests have ample space to social distance while they explore. 

  • Severe weather may close the Children's Garden temporarily.

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; closed at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Maze Garden - Open

Daily, 9:30 a.m. to sunset  

The Arboretum Store - Open

Adjusted hours:  Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For guidelines on shopping in person, online, by phone, or using Google Meets, and details on delivery or curbside pickup options, please see the Phased Reopening of Buildings page.

Traditional Hours:

  • January and February: Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • March and April: Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • May through October: Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   
  • November and December: Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; closed at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Plant Clinic - Closed

The Plant Clinic offices are still closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, but services are available by email. Please forward plant care questions to plantclinic@mortonarb.org

  • April through October: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • November through March: Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • The Plant Clinic is closed Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Ginkgo Restaurant - Open

  • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Ginkgo Café - Open

Adjusted hours:  Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • A modified assortment of food and beverages is currently available for sale at the Ginkgo Cafe and at a concession stand outside the Visitor Center. There is currently no dedicated indoor or outdoor seating available. For more information, please see the Phased Reopening of Buildings page.

Traditional Hours:

  • November through February: Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • March and April: Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • May through October: Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; closed at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Sterling Morton Library - Closed

  • November through March: Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • April through October: Tuesday through Saturday,10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed July 4, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Thornhill Education Center - Closed 

Education Registration office (630-719-2468)

  • Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed July 4, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Founder's Room - Closed 

(Located at Thornhill Education Center)

  • Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Intermittently closed for rental events)

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