The Visitor Center is your gateway to the Arboretum. Visitor Services staff are happy to answer any questions you have about your visit. Tickets for tram tours and many special events can be purchased here. More detailed calendars, brochures, and informational handouts are also available. For specific questions, please call Visitor Services at 630-968-0074.


  • Adults ages 18–64, $15 ($10 Wednesdays*)
  • Seniors 65, +$13 ($9 Wednesdays*)
  • Children ages 2–17, $10 ($7 Wednesdays*)
  • Children 1 and younger are free

*Wednesdays are discount admission!

Admission includes FREE parking. Members always enter for free with valid membership credentials.

The Morton Arboretum offers free general daily admission year-round to active-duty service men or women with a valid ID.

Please leave dogs and other pets at home, except for on specially designated days.

See if your membership to other gardens allows a partial admission benefit to The Morton Arboretum. learn more

Pre-Paid Admission

Want to save a little time at the gatehouse during your daytime visit?
(General Admission only; discounted Wednesday admission is not available online.)
Ticket purchasers will receive an email from with a pdf receipt and a pdf containing the tickets. Each ticket purchased will be on a separate page. Each of those ticket barcodes needs to be presented for entry. Tickets can be printed, or they can be displayed on a phone for barcode scanning. Tickets are valid for a year after their purchase date.

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