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Admission and hours

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention

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

The phased reopening begins with members-only access June 1-14. The Arboretum plans to reopen to nonmember visitors starting June 15. These target dates will continue to be evaluated and adjusted as needed while monitoring the ongoing health situation.

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.

Admission

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

RESERVE TIMED-ENTRY MEMBER PASSES 

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

Please check this webpage to learn when timed-entry tickets for nonmember visitors will be available.

  • 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.

 

Hours

The Arboretum will open with members-only access June 1-14. 

Adjusted hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (last entry at 5:00 p.m.) .The Arboretum closes at 6:00 p.m and all guests must leave the grounds at that time.

 

Visitor Center - Closed 

  • January 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. 
  • 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.

Restrooms in the West Pavilion of the Visitor Center are open daily from 7:00 a.m. to sunset.
 

Children's Garden - Closed  

  • Member-only access, March through October: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • March through October: Daily, 9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. on Thursdays)
  • November through February: Daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 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 - Closed

Daily, 9:30 a.m. to sunset  

The Arboretum Store - Closed 

  • 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

  • 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 - Closed

  • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Daily
  • 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast (not available on April 11 or 12)
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Ginkgo Café - Closed

  • 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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