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Saturday, December 1, 2018

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  • Troll Hunt

    Troll Hunt
    Journey through our far-reaching forest to hunt for six colossal trolls crafted from reclaimed wood by Danish artist Thomas Dambo. On view now through 2019.
  • Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

    Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum
    An interactive light show filled with dazzling, vivid projections on trees that respond to your touch and voice. See trees in a different light November 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020.
  • Troll Archives

    Troll Archives
    Find a one-of-a-kind book related to the trolls you are hunting in the Sterling Morton Library. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Saturday
  • Breakfast In The Ginkgo Restaurant

    Breakfast In The Ginkgo Restaurant
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at The Morton Arboretum in the scenic Ginkgo Restaurant! Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00-10:45 a.m.
  • Breakfast with Santa

    Breakfast with Santa
    Enjoy a special breakfast in The Morton Arboretum's scenic Ginkgo Restaurant and a visit from Santa! Select dates in December
  • Library Exhibit: Plant Hunters

    Library Exhibit: Plant Hunters
    The exhibit features artifacts from the library’s special collection relating to famous plant hunters, and it explores modern conservation efforts by scientists at the Arboretum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, during regular library hours.
  • Nature Play Spaces

    Nature Play Spaces
    Enjoy creative, unstructured outdoor play spaces, Mud Kitchen near Parking Lot 20 and Word Garden near Parking Lot 13. Daily, weather permitting, 7:00 a.m. to sunset
  • Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit

    Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit
    Come learn about the gifts that the world's endangered trees give us—and how you can join the Arboretum in saving them. Daily, 7:00 a.m. - sunset
  • Gnome Hunt

    Gnome Hunt
    Can you find all of the gnomes hiding in The Morton Arboretum's Children's Garden? Daily through March 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Nancy Neill Designs Trunk Show

    Nancy Neill Designs Trunk Show
    Shop for expertly made jewelry with whimsical themes for gifts or for yourself from by local designer Nancy Neill. Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m
  • Gnome Globes

    Gnome Globes
    After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a keepsake, gnome globe of your own. Weekends, November 2018 through February 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Winter Play

    Winter Play
    Join us in the Children's Garden for winter time fun! Daily through March 2019, in the Children’s Garden from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Weather permitting.

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