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The Morton Arboretum

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4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
(630) 968-0074 http://www.mortonarb.org

The Morton Arboretum is a beautiful place to let your kids run around or take your infant for a stroller walk through the gardens and paths. You can pack a picnic or buy food and eat at the Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe.

The Children’s Garden has streams, a huge acorn to climb, a tree root slide and other great plant based adventures for your kids to explore. There are also art exhibits called “Nature Unframed” now through November to check out in the gardens.

You can even enroll your child in a class at the Arboretum. They can search for squirmy frogs along Lake Marmo’s shore, investigate creepy crawly bugs, and learn about the outdoors. Classes are tailored toward each age group, starting from eighteen months old! There are also classes and events that you can attend as a family.

 

July 2019

Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum

July 20, 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$10 – $20

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. 2019 Season: HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 6:00p.m. showtime Hans Christian Andersen and his delightful and unexpected traveling companions, are spirited to the woods, to tell his most engaging stories. Through fast-paced action, the audience becomes part…

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Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum

July 21, 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$10 – $20

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. 2019 Season: HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 6:00p.m. showtime Hans Christian Andersen and his delightful and unexpected traveling companions, are spirited to the woods, to tell his most engaging stories. Through fast-paced action, the audience becomes part…

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Arbor Evenings

July 24, 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
Free for children

Wednesdays, June 5 through August 28, 2019 2019 Performance Schedule June 5         Frank & Dave June 12       R-Gang June 19       Wild Earp & The Free for Alls June 26       Cadillac Groove July 3           Midnight July 10         28 DAYS July 17         The PriSSillas July 24         Sushi Roll July 31         Four C Notes August 7     Semple…

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Thursday Family Nights

July 25, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 15, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
Free – $5

Location: The Children's Garden Bring the family for kid-friendly after-hours entertainment with music and more. Be sure to explore the Children’s Garden  and the Maze Garden. Thursdays, June 13 through August 15, 2019 (Except July 4) 2019 Performer Schedule June 13         Miss Jamie's Farm June 20         Todd Downing - Family Pride Night June 27         ScribbleMonster July 4             NO EVENT July 11           Farmer Jason July 18     …

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Garden Story Time

July 26, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

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Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum

July 27, 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$10 – $20

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. 2019 Season: HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 6:00p.m. showtime Hans Christian Andersen and his delightful and unexpected traveling companions, are spirited to the woods, to tell his most engaging stories. Through fast-paced action, the audience becomes part…

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Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum

July 28, 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$10 – $20

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. 2019 Season: HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 6:00p.m. showtime Hans Christian Andersen and his delightful and unexpected traveling companions, are spirited to the woods, to tell his most engaging stories. Through fast-paced action, the audience becomes part…

Find out more »

Arbor Evenings

July 31, 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
Free for children

Wednesdays, June 5 through August 28, 2019 2019 Performance Schedule June 5         Frank & Dave June 12       R-Gang June 19       Wild Earp & The Free for Alls June 26       Cadillac Groove July 3           Midnight July 10         28 DAYS July 17         The PriSSillas July 24         Sushi Roll July 31         Four C Notes August 7     Semple…

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August 2019

Thursday Family Nights

August 1, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 15, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
Free – $5

Location: The Children's Garden Bring the family for kid-friendly after-hours entertainment with music and more. Be sure to explore the Children’s Garden  and the Maze Garden. Thursdays, June 13 through August 15, 2019 (Except July 4) 2019 Performer Schedule June 13         Miss Jamie's Farm June 20         Todd Downing - Family Pride Night June 27         ScribbleMonster July 4             NO EVENT July 11           Farmer Jason July 18     …

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Destination Asia Festival

August 2
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 4, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food, and more.  Join us for a fun-filled weekend that will transport you across the globe. Check out images from a past event on our Facebook page.

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Garden Story Time

August 2, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

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Destination Asia Festival

August 3
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 4, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food, and more.  Join us for a fun-filled weekend that will transport you across the globe. Check out images from a past event on our Facebook page.

Find out more »

Destination Asia Festival

August 4
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 4, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Explore the diverse cultures of Asia through music, dance, food, and more.  Join us for a fun-filled weekend that will transport you across the globe. Check out images from a past event on our Facebook page.

Find out more »

Arbor Evenings

August 7, 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
Free for children

Wednesdays, June 5 through August 28, 2019 2019 Performance Schedule June 5         Frank & Dave June 12       R-Gang June 19       Wild Earp & The Free for Alls June 26       Cadillac Groove July 3           Midnight July 10         28 DAYS July 17         The PriSSillas July 24         Sushi Roll July 31         Four C Notes August 7     Semple…

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Thursday Family Nights

August 8, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 15, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
Free – $5

Location: The Children's Garden Bring the family for kid-friendly after-hours entertainment with music and more. Be sure to explore the Children’s Garden  and the Maze Garden. Thursdays, June 13 through August 15, 2019 (Except July 4) 2019 Performer Schedule June 13         Miss Jamie's Farm June 20         Todd Downing - Family Pride Night June 27         ScribbleMonster July 4             NO EVENT July 11           Farmer Jason July 18     …

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Garden Story Time

August 9, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

Find out more »

Walking Play

August 10, 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$10 – $20

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. 2019 Season: HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 6:00p.m. showtime Hans Christian Andersen and his delightful and unexpected traveling companions, are spirited to the woods, to tell his most engaging stories. Through fast-paced action, the audience becomes part…

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Walking Play

August 11, 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$10 – $20

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. 2019 Season: HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 6:00p.m. showtime Hans Christian Andersen and his delightful and unexpected traveling companions, are spirited to the woods, to tell his most engaging stories. Through fast-paced action, the audience becomes part…

Find out more »

Arbor Evenings

August 14, 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
Free for children

Wednesdays, June 5 through August 28, 2019 2019 Performance Schedule June 5         Frank & Dave June 12       R-Gang June 19       Wild Earp & The Free for Alls June 26       Cadillac Groove July 3           Midnight July 10         28 DAYS July 17         The PriSSillas July 24         Sushi Roll July 31         Four C Notes August 7     Semple…

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Thursday Family Nights

August 15, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 15, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
Free – $5

Location: The Children's Garden Bring the family for kid-friendly after-hours entertainment with music and more. Be sure to explore the Children’s Garden  and the Maze Garden. Thursdays, June 13 through August 15, 2019 (Except July 4) 2019 Performer Schedule June 13         Miss Jamie's Farm June 20         Todd Downing - Family Pride Night June 27         ScribbleMonster July 4             NO EVENT July 11           Farmer Jason July 18     …

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Garden Story Time

August 16, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

Find out more »

Walking Play

August 17, 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$10 – $20

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. 2019 Season: HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 6:00p.m. showtime Hans Christian Andersen and his delightful and unexpected traveling companions, are spirited to the woods, to tell his most engaging stories. Through fast-paced action, the audience becomes part…

Find out more »

Walking Play

August 18, 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$10 – $20

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. 2019 Season: HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 6:00p.m. showtime Hans Christian Andersen and his delightful and unexpected traveling companions, are spirited to the woods, to tell his most engaging stories. Through fast-paced action, the audience becomes part…

Find out more »

Arbor Evenings

August 21, 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
Free for children

Wednesdays, June 5 through August 28, 2019 2019 Performance Schedule June 5         Frank & Dave June 12       R-Gang June 19       Wild Earp & The Free for Alls June 26       Cadillac Groove July 3           Midnight July 10         28 DAYS July 17         The PriSSillas July 24         Sushi Roll July 31         Four C Notes August 7     Semple…

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Garden Story Time

August 23, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

Find out more »

Walking Play

August 24, 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$10 – $20

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. 2019 Season: HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 6:00p.m. showtime Hans Christian Andersen and his delightful and unexpected traveling companions, are spirited to the woods, to tell his most engaging stories. Through fast-paced action, the audience becomes part…

Find out more »

Walking Play

August 25, 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$10 – $20

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Walking Plays are approximately 90 minutes in length and will not exceed 2 miles in hiking distance. 2019 Season: HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 6:00p.m. showtime Hans Christian Andersen and his delightful and unexpected traveling companions, are spirited to the woods, to tell his most engaging stories. Through fast-paced action, the audience becomes part…

Find out more »

Garden Story Time

August 30, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

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September 2019

Garden Story Time

September 6, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

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Tails on the Trails

September 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$5

Tips to help you prepare for your May 4 visit: Timing - Tails on the Trails event is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but dogs are allowed on the grounds from 7:00 a.m. to sunset for hiking. Parking - Allow plenty of time. You may have to walk a distance from parking lots. What to wear - Dress for the outdoors. Boots are recommended for the hiking trails. Don't forget to pick up your pet bandana at The Morton Arboretum booth at the…

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Garden Story Time

September 13, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

Find out more »

Garden Story Time

September 20, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

Find out more »

Garden Story Time

September 27, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

Find out more »

October 2019

Garden Story Time

October 4, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

Find out more »

Garden Story Time

October 11, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

Find out more »

Garden Story Time

October 18, 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Location: Children's Garden amphitheater Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. All Children's Garden activities are weather permitting.

Find out more »
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