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
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
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.
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.
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.