Children's Garden

Music and art are often inspired by nature; a relationship the Arboretum cherishes and cultivates. Find what inspires you with one of our entertaining events:

  • Toad-ally Tadpoles

    Toad-ally Tadpoles
    Prince, frog, or toad…can you guess what our tadpoles turn into? Look at pictures, get fun facts, and make a toad-ally cool tadpole to take home. Daily in May, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Family Explorers Backpack

    Family Explorers Backpack
    Looking for a unique experience in the Children’s Garden At The Morton Arboretum? Rent a self-guided family backpack and enhance your visit. Available daily, April through October, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • LEGO® Brick Play

    LEGO® Brick Play
    What will nature inspire you to build? Play and create LEGO® masterpieces in this self-guided hands-on discovery activity. Available daily, May through September, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Garden Story Time

    Garden Story Time
    Gather in the Children’s Garden for story time and fun. Fridays, April through October, 2019, 11:00 a.m.

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  • Big and Little Play

    Big and Little Play
    Come out to the garden for a day of play! We’ll have games, blocks and LEGO® bricks of all sizes for children all ages! Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Extremely Interesting Reptiles and Amphibians

    Extremely Interesting Reptiles and Amphibians
    Maybe you already know about bullfrogs and box turtles, but did you know that Illinois is home to skinks, soft shell turtles and worm snakes? Daily in June 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • Sensory Friendly Sundays

    Sensory Friendly Sundays
    Experience a less crowded Children’s Garden with minimal noise, suited to families with sensory needs. First Sunday of the month, May through October, 2019 8:45 to 9:30 a.m.

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  • Reptiles Rule

    Reptiles Rule
    From tails to scales, reptiles have it all! Scholarly Scales will be in the garden with turtles, snakes, and lizards. Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2019, noon to 3:00 p.m.

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  • Thursday Family Nights

    Thursday Family Nights
    Enjoy live music, games, and crafts after-hours Thursdays, June 13, through August 15, 2019 at The Morton Arboretum Children's Garden. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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