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: 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. April to November: $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $9 for children.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

Family Twilight Adventure

May 8, 2015 - June 19, 2015

Incredible Insects

May 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015

Mudpies and Stone Soup

June 2, 2015 - June 10, 2015

Everything … Mud

June 6, 2015 - June 7, 2015

Children’s Garden Campout

June 12, 2015 - June 13, 2015

Passport Europe Festival

June 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015

Busy Beavers

June 23, 2015

Busy Beavers

June 24, 2015 - June 30, 2015

Ongoing events

Acorn Express Adventures

April 1, 2015 - June 26, 2015

Trash to Treasure

April 1, 2015 - April 30, 2015

Lovely Ladybugs

May 1, 2015 - May 29, 2015

Mantis Mania

May 2, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Tree Pose Yoga

May 4, 2015 - June 29, 2015

Mud Mosaics

June 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015

Soil Dwellers

June 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015

Chicago Symphony Orchestra kids' concert

June 25, 2015 - June 27, 2015

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