The Morton Arboretum is 1,700 acres of tree collections, gardens, and natural areas, including woodlands and prairies, open to the public every day from sunrise to sunset. It is a nonprofit museum of trees and research institution west of Chicago whose goal is to encourage the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.
There are many ways to enjoy, learn, and share rich experiences at the Arboretum.
Attend an event
- A full calendar of events all through the year, including indoor and outdoor festivals, races, and outdoor gatherings for families and adults.
- A wide array of classes offered onsite and online, covering topics such as trees and nature, gardening, botanical art and photography, outdoor skills, natural areas conservation, and wellness.
- Informative outdoor exhibits, including the Gateway to Tree Science and Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat.
- The Sterling Morton Library, with extensive collections on trees, nature, botany, and botanical art, as well as children’s nature books and story times.
Roam the Grounds
- A beautiful landscape with grand, tree-filled vistas to explore by hiking on paved roads or wood chip paths, on a bike, on skis or snowshoes, or with a leisurely drive or tram ride.
- A fun, interactive Children's Garden, with three acres of adventures and a variety of nature-based programs for children from toddlers to age 12.
- Beautiful gardens and wide-ranging tree collections, full of inspiration and information for your own home landscape .
Your visit supports our conservation and research work as the Champion of Trees.