Morton Arboretum

Lisle, Ill.

 
 

4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, Ill. 60532
(630) 968-0074
www.mortonarb.org
Hours: 7 a.m.-sunset daily. Visit website for Children's Garden hours.
Admission: $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.

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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 mortonarb.org. 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. www.mortonarb.org.

Upcoming Events

Tales from the Tram

October 31, 2014

Sweet Tarts from Trees

November 5, 2014 - November 11, 2014

Just the Guys Overnight

November 7, 2014 - November 8, 2014

Geocaching

November 8, 2014

Sweet Tarts from Trees

November 12, 2014 - November 13, 2014

Gingerbread Tea Party

December 6, 2014

Ongoing events

Acorn Express Adventures

May 7, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Theatre Hikes

July 5, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Stroller-Based Fitness

September 5, 2014 - October 31, 2014

The Scarecrow Trail

October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Go Crow Go

October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Trick or Trees

October 4, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Fall Color Festival

October 5, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Plant Hunters

October 15, 2014 - January 14, 2015

Gnome Hunt

November 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Gnome Homes

November 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
 
 
 







 
 
 
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