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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.

 

February 2019

Enchanted Railroad

February 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

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

Friday, January 18 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sycamore Room All aboard! Marvel at a world of tiny enchantment! Watch an intricate miniature model railroad wind through magnificent scenery that the whole family can enjoy.  Watch as more than 10 model trains wind through a two-level display of tree collections from around the world. The trains run at a child-friendly height to thrill even the littlest…

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Enchanted Railroad

February 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

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

Friday, January 18 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sycamore Room All aboard! Marvel at a world of tiny enchantment! Watch an intricate miniature model railroad wind through magnificent scenery that the whole family can enjoy.  Watch as more than 10 model trains wind through a two-level display of tree collections from around the world. The trains run at a child-friendly height to thrill even the littlest…

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Enchanted Railroad

February 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

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

Friday, January 18 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sycamore Room All aboard! Marvel at a world of tiny enchantment! Watch an intricate miniature model railroad wind through magnificent scenery that the whole family can enjoy.  Watch as more than 10 model trains wind through a two-level display of tree collections from around the world. The trains run at a child-friendly height to thrill even the littlest…

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Arbor Reading Adventures

February 22, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$4 – $5

Wednesdays and Fridays, November 2018 through March 2019 Sterling Morton Library Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time! We’ll read stories, make a craft and then head out on the grounds for an adventure walk. Themes change weekly. Notes: Weather permitting. Recommended ages: Best for ages 2-6 with adult. Fee is per child. Fee does not include admission to the Arboretum. Registration Information IN PERSON:  Stop by the Arboretum Visitor Center on day of program

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Enchanted Railroad

February 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

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

Friday, January 18 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sycamore Room All aboard! Marvel at a world of tiny enchantment! Watch an intricate miniature model railroad wind through magnificent scenery that the whole family can enjoy.  Watch as more than 10 model trains wind through a two-level display of tree collections from around the world. The trains run at a child-friendly height to thrill even the littlest…

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Sensory Friendly Times at Enchanted Railroad

February 23, 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until February 19, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

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

Tuesday, February 5, 12, 19, 2019-4:30 p.m. to  5:30 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019-7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Sycamore Room The Enchanted Railroad at The Morton Arboretum is hosting Sensory Friendly Times, a sensory-friendly hour to view the annual railroad display. Since some children may be over-stimulated by all of the sights and sounds of the Enchanted Railroad, we are setting aside special times to accommodate these families. Registration will be capped at 40 guests so that…

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Enchanted Railroad

February 24
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

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

Friday, January 18 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sycamore Room All aboard! Marvel at a world of tiny enchantment! Watch an intricate miniature model railroad wind through magnificent scenery that the whole family can enjoy.  Watch as more than 10 model trains wind through a two-level display of tree collections from around the world. The trains run at a child-friendly height to thrill even the littlest…

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Arbor Reading Adventures

February 27, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$4 – $5

Wednesdays and Fridays, November 2018 through March 2019 Sterling Morton Library Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time! We’ll read stories, make a craft and then head out on the grounds for an adventure walk. Themes change weekly. Notes: Weather permitting. Recommended ages: Best for ages 2-6 with adult. Fee is per child. Fee does not include admission to the Arboretum. Registration Information IN PERSON:  Stop by the Arboretum Visitor Center on day of program

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March 2019

Arbor Reading Adventures

March 1, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$4 – $5

Wednesdays and Fridays, November 2018 through March 2019 Sterling Morton Library Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time! We’ll read stories, make a craft and then head out on the grounds for an adventure walk. Themes change weekly. Notes: Weather permitting. Recommended ages: Best for ages 2-6 with adult. Fee is per child. Fee does not include admission to the Arboretum. Registration Information IN PERSON:  Stop by the Arboretum Visitor Center on day of program

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Arbor Reading Adventures

March 6, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$4 – $5

Wednesdays and Fridays, November 2018 through March 2019 Sterling Morton Library Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time! We’ll read stories, make a craft and then head out on the grounds for an adventure walk. Themes change weekly. Notes: Weather permitting. Recommended ages: Best for ages 2-6 with adult. Fee is per child. Fee does not include admission to the Arboretum. Registration Information IN PERSON:  Stop by the Arboretum Visitor Center on day of program

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Arbor Reading Adventures

March 8, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$4 – $5

Wednesdays and Fridays, November 2018 through March 2019 Sterling Morton Library Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time! We’ll read stories, make a craft and then head out on the grounds for an adventure walk. Themes change weekly. Notes: Weather permitting. Recommended ages: Best for ages 2-6 with adult. Fee is per child. Fee does not include admission to the Arboretum. Registration Information IN PERSON:  Stop by the Arboretum Visitor Center on day of program

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Arbor Reading Adventures

March 13, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$4 – $5

Wednesdays and Fridays, November 2018 through March 2019 Sterling Morton Library Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time! We’ll read stories, make a craft and then head out on the grounds for an adventure walk. Themes change weekly. Notes: Weather permitting. Recommended ages: Best for ages 2-6 with adult. Fee is per child. Fee does not include admission to the Arboretum. Registration Information IN PERSON:  Stop by the Arboretum Visitor Center on day of program

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Arbor Reading Adventures

March 15, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$4 – $5

Wednesdays and Fridays, November 2018 through March 2019 Sterling Morton Library Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time! We’ll read stories, make a craft and then head out on the grounds for an adventure walk. Themes change weekly. Notes: Weather permitting. Recommended ages: Best for ages 2-6 with adult. Fee is per child. Fee does not include admission to the Arboretum. Registration Information IN PERSON:  Stop by the Arboretum Visitor Center on day of program

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Arbor Reading Adventures

March 20, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$4 – $5

Wednesdays and Fridays, November 2018 through March 2019 Sterling Morton Library Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time! We’ll read stories, make a craft and then head out on the grounds for an adventure walk. Themes change weekly. Notes: Weather permitting. Recommended ages: Best for ages 2-6 with adult. Fee is per child. Fee does not include admission to the Arboretum. Registration Information IN PERSON:  Stop by the Arboretum Visitor Center on day of program

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April 2019

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 19
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 20, 2019

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

Ginkgo Restaurant Hop on over for tasty springtime buffet featuring a visit from the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny will visit with families and deliver an Easter treat for the kids. After your breakfast, enjoy wide-open lake views and see grasses, spring leaves, and the first flowers emerge in sweeps of native plants. Stroll the paved, half-mile path that winds around scenic Meadow lake. Fees and Admission: Tickets on sale February 26 for members and March 5 for nonmembers

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Breakfast with the Bunny

April 20
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 20, 2019

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

Ginkgo Restaurant Hop on over for tasty springtime buffet featuring a visit from the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny will visit with families and deliver an Easter treat for the kids. After your breakfast, enjoy wide-open lake views and see grasses, spring leaves, and the first flowers emerge in sweeps of native plants. Stroll the paved, half-mile path that winds around scenic Meadow lake. Fees and Admission: Tickets on sale February 26 for members and March 5 for nonmembers

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Easter Brunch

April 21, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States

Sunday, April 21, 2019 Ginkgo Restaurant Seatings at 9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m. Celebrate Easter with your loved ones while savoring a delicious meal and a breathtaking view of Meadow Lake. The Easter Bunny will visit your table during brunch. Plus delight in the early spring blooms that are popping up all around the Arboretum. Visitors will enjoy chef-carved prime rib, made to order omelets and pastas, and much more! Cash bar will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. Children will receive…

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