The Morton Arboretum

Lisle, Ill.


4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, Ill. 60532
(630) 968-0074
Hours: 7 a.m.-sunset daily. Visit website for Children's Garden hours.
Admission: April to November: $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $9 for children. Dec. 1-March 31: $9, $8 seniors, $6 kids 2-17; $12, $11 seniors, $9 ages 2-17, free kids under 2. On Wednesdays, $8, $7 seniors, $6 kids, free kids under 2. Free parking.

Explore 1,700 acres of plants and trees. Walk, run or bike 9 miles of paved roads or hike 16 miles of trails with birds, frogs and other wildlife, amid trees, meadows, ponds and lakes. Wander a one-acre Maze Garden or enjoy a Children's Garden with year-round activities for ages 2 and up. Family and youth outings, classes, story times and other nature- and science-based activities for all ages vary year-round. Visitor stations at Big Rock and Schulenberg Prairie tell the story of the area and its ecosystems.


Experience Exceptional Autumn Events at The Morton Arboretum.

At The Morton Arboretum's Fall Color Festival, you'll discover delightful nature-themed events in a stunning 1,700 acre setting. Here are five of the many exceptional autumn activities:

Trick or Trees in the Children's Garden. Costumes encouraged! Play tricky games, make fun fall crafts and plant a tree seed to take home. FREE with admission. Small pumpkins to paint available for purchase. Every weekend in October.

Scarecrow Trail. Marvel at 50 whimsical, humorous and creative scarecrows lining Meadow Lake. Plus, vote for your favorite one! FREE with admission. September 30-November 4.

The Glass Pumpkin Patch. Enter a dazzling world of 3,000 glass pumpkins and other autumnal creations. For specific days and times of the exhibit, market and glass-blowing demonstrations, visit Free with admission. October 17-21.

Theatre-Hikes ®. Walk from scene-to-scene with actors performing Werewolf's Curse; Or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow. Ticket purchase required (admission included within ticket price for non-members). Every weekend in October.

Tree House Tales Exhibition. Play in a village of six tree-themed houses including an Empress Tree Castle, White Pine Ship, Dogwood Doghouse. This is a perfect photo opportunity for costumed princesses, pioneers, puppies and everyone else! FREE with admission. Now through November 2013.

Plus, you'll find many more events and activities throughout October at The Morton Arboretum, located in Lisle, Illinois, right off of I-88 at Route 53. Parking is free with admission. Take advantage of the affordable Family Membership to enjoy the Arboretum year-round.

Upcoming Events

Little Sprouts

April 4, 2017 - April 12, 2017

Little Sprouts

April 5, 2017 - April 11, 2017

Earth Day Tea Party

April 22, 2017

Arbor Weekend Celebration

April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Family Twilight Adventures

May 5, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Full Moon Tram Tour

May 10, 2017 - June 10, 2017

Origami in the Garden Opening Weekend

May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Mudpies and Dandelion Soup

June 6, 2017 - June 15, 2017

Mudpies and Dandelion Soup

June 8, 2017 - June 14, 2017

Children’s Garden Campout

June 16, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Ongoing events

Arbor Reading Adventures

November 2, 2016 - March 31, 2017

Gnome Homes

November 5, 2016 - March 26, 2017

Be a Tree

April 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Acorn Express Adventures

April 5, 2017 - June 28, 2017

Tree Pose Yoga

May 1, 2017 - June 26, 2017

Origami in the Garden

May 19, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Thursday Family Nights

June 1, 2017 - August 24, 2017

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