fbpx Group Admission | The Morton Arboretum

Group Admission

The Morton Arboretum continues to closely monitor national and local guidance related to the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to protect public health, we are currently open with modified operations. For updates, please visit the coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention page.

Our 2021 Group Tour offerings have changed in response to COVID-19 health precautions. Please see below for current offerings.


Whether you have 60 minutes or all day, The Morton Arboretum is a special destination for your group outing. Get to know us!

Group tour packages are available for groups of 15 or more adults. All Aboard and Tram Tours are currently unavailable until further notice.

School/Youth Group Info?
For information regarding school and scout group/other youth group opportunities, click here.

College and Professional Self-Guided Field Trips
For more information on guided experiences for college and professional groups, or a tour with a staff member, click here.


Guided Group Information - 2021 season


Garden Walking Tours 

(Walking tours will not be delivered at this moment due to the COVID-19 health precautions) 

Available 7 days a week.

$16/person, 15 person minimum. 1 hour thematic walking tour. Price includes general daily admission.  Tour will involve up to 1 mile of walking on paved paths.

Explore the Arboreum on foot with one of our guides, who will walk with your group around our gardens or collections to point out items of seasonal interest. Several different thematic tour options are available.

To request a time for your Group Tour, please click the button below. Tour requests must be made at least 4 weeks in advance of your visit to allow time for guide scheduling. All Group Tour Reservations are subject to a nonrefundable $15 registration fee. 

Request Group Tour Reservation

Questions? Call the Registrar's Office at 630-719-2468 (M-F 9AM-4PM)


Self-Guided Group Information

Interested in exploring more on your own? Other group options are available.

Pre-Paid Discount Admission Fees

Pre-paid admission tickets may be purchased at a discount of $2 off the daily admission fee (excludes Wednesday discount admission) when purchasing 15 or more passes in a single transaction. Tickets are for a specific date and visit time, and are non-refundable. Pre-paid discounts cannot be combined with any other discount. 


Ginkgo Catering Box Lunch Options

A minimum of 15 guests is required to reserve a group lunch package.  Reserved seating in the Ginkgo Room is included in all lunch packages.  Prices do not include the sales tax or administrative fees.   

$19 per person (minimum 15)

Your box lunch will include your choice of a gourmet sandwich or gourmet salad, bagged chips, jumbo cookie and assorted canned beverages.

Please click the link for menu selections:   PDF icon2020 Boxed Lunch Menu

Lunches packages include assorted canned beverages. Coffee/hot tea service is available for an additional fee of $2 per person. Please choose no more than three menu selections for the group.

Reservations should be made at least 14 days in advance and are based on availability. Group reservations and dates will be confirmed only after the Arboretum receives a deposit and signed Adult Group Tour Reservation Form. Your deposit is payable by cash, check, or credit card payable to: The Morton Arboretum. See the Reservation Form for terms, conditions, and refund policy. If you have questions regarding lunch packages please email ginkgocatering@mortonarb.org.


Terms and Conditions

Reservations should be made at least 4 weeks in advance and are based on availability. Group reservations and dates will be confirmed only after the Arboretum receives a deposit and signed Adult Group Tour Reservation Form. All tours will require a $50 deposit to confirm your registration. Final payment is due 3 weeks before the date of the tour.


Weather Policy

The Morton Arboretum is an outdoor museum. Dress for the weather! Walking and open-air tram tours will proceed in light to moderate precipitation. If heavy or extreme weather conditions must cancel a tour, it will be rescheduled based on availability. Deposits will not be refunded due to inclement weather. Indoor activities, including All-Aboard tours and lunches will not be cancelled by weather and full payment is required.