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  • Acorn Express Adventure

    Acorn Express Adventure
    Tram tours are currently unavailable until further notice. Please check back for updates.

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  • Arbor Evenings (Canceled)

    Arbor Evenings (Canceled)
    Enjoy live music and more on select Thursday Nights from May to August.

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  • Sensory Friendly Sundays

    Sensory Friendly Sundays
    Experience a less crowded Children’s Garden with minimal noise, suited to families with sensory needs. Select Sundays, May through October 2020, 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Participants are welcome to stay once the Children’s Garden opens to public.

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  • Tails on the Trails

    Tails on the Trails
    Dogs and pets are not allowed in cars or on the grounds of the Arboretum, except for on specially designated days ('Tails on the Trails' and 'Dog Admission' Days), or as service animals.

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  • Passport Europe Festival

    Passport Europe Festival
    Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of Europe with visits to our European tree collections, plus culinary delights, authentic musical performances, impressive dancing demonstrations, and much more. Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20, 2020.

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  • Fall Color 5K Run & Walk

    Fall Color 5K Run & Walk
    Satisfy your inner champion on our scenic, rolling course through the crisp autumn air at our 17th annual Fall Color 5K Run and Walk at The Morton Arboretum.

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  • Boo Breakfast

    Boo Breakfast
    Join us for BOO Breakfast, complete with visits from favorite characters. Costumes encouraged. Saturday, October 31, 2020

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  • Dog Admission Day

    Dog Admission Day
    Hit the trails, at The Morton Arboretum, with your canine friend for our next Dog Admission Day on Sunday, November 8, 2020.

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  • Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

    Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum
    An interactive light show filled with dazzling, vivid projections on trees that respond to your touch and voice. See trees in a different light November 2020 - January 2021.

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  • Human+Nature

    Human+Nature
    The Morton Arboretum’s next major exhibition, Human+Nature (pronounced: Human Nature), will highlight the deep connections between people and trees.

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  • Composting transforms food scraps and decaying plant material into nutritious plant food. Explore the amazing changes that happen in a compost bin, and make your own “compost stew,” with these activity suggestions from our early childhood team.

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