Dog Admission Day


  • A Shetland sheepdog with a green bandanna sitting on a paved trail
  • A Labrador with a green bandana walking on a paved trail
  • A couple,hand in hand, walking  a dog on a snowy trail

Schedule and Location

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • 7:00 a.m.-sunset.

Hit the trails with your four-legged friend.

Please adhere to the following rules while visiting The Morton Arboretum with your dog:

  • Dogs must be attended and on a leash at all times.
  • All dogs must have updated vaccinations and registrations.
  • For the safety of both your pet and the natural environment, do not let dogs go off the marked trails.
  • Please clean up after your pet, bags are available at the Visitor Center.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the following locations:
    • Children's Garden
    • Maze Garden
    • Visitor Center
    • Thornhill Educational Center
    • Administration Building and Research Center
  • Restrooms for humans who need to bring their dogs with them can be found at the following locations:
    • Thornhill Picnic Shelter
    • Prairie Visitor Station
    • Big Rock Visitor Station

Remember, pets are only admitted to The Morton Arboretum on specific event dates.

  • November 3, 2018 (Dog Admission Day)
  • February 2, 2019 (Dog Admission Day)

Fees and Admission

Dog admission is $5 per dog (Fee includes an Arboretum bandana.) 

Plus nonmembers must pay the regular admission fee.


Your visit helps support our mission of planting and conserving trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.

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