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College and professional self-guided field trips

Schedule and location

Following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this program has been cancelled. For refund and more information, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Prevention webpage.   

Fees and Registration

Course description

The Morton Arboretum is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the planting and conservation of trees.

Our site is the ideal location for college and professional field study in many disciplines.


  • Self-Guided: $6 per participant; minimum of 8 participants
  • Guided: $12 per participant; minimum of 8 participants
  • $15 non-refundable registration fee per group
  • 2 group leaders or instructors admitted free of charge per group of 8-15 participants.
  • State required aides are admitted free of charge



  • Registration must be completed more than 3 weeks prior to field trip date for self-guided field trips. Guided field trip requests must be made at least 4 weeks in advance of your visit to allow time for guide scheduling. 
  • Payment is due 3 weeks before the date of the field trip
  • To register, please complete the College and Professional Field Trip Registration Form
  • For more information or for questions about registration, please contact the Education Registrar at 630-719-2468 (M-F 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.)


Interested in a guided experience or a tour with a staff member? We'll design a guided program tailored to your group. For more information contact Education Registrar at (630) 719-2468.

Cancellation Policies

  • Participant and group leader headcount adjustments or program cancellations must be made by calling the Registrar at (630) 719-2468 at least 3 weeks prior to a field trip. There are no refunds for adjustments or cancellations made less than 3 weeks prior to a field trip. The registration fee is non-refundable.
  • We are unable to provide refunds for absent participants.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any program if payment is not received prior to a school’s or group’s  visit.
  • Programs are not cancelled due to rain or inclement weather. If weather seems severe, please call the registrar's office (630-719-2468) for program status.