Whether you have 60 minutes or all day, The Morton Arboretum is a special destination for your group outing. Get to know us—on foot or on your bus.
Reduced admission passes and All Aboard Tour packages, including food options, are available for groups of 15 or more. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tour times are based on availability. Please secure your group reservation at least two weeks in advance.
The Arboretum is an outdoor museum. You will be most comfortable if you dress for the weather and wear casual clothing with comfortable walking shoes. Insect repellent may be helpful during the summer.
School/Youth Group Info? For information regarding school and scout group/other youth group opportunities, click the appropriate link or contact the Arboretum registrar at 630-719-2468 or email at email@example.com .
College and Professional Self-Guided Field Trips Interested in a guided experience or a tour with a staff member? For more information click here or contact Education Registrar at 630-719-2468 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
All Aboard Tours with step-on guide
$13 per person (minimum 12)
Enjoy the beauty of nature as an Arboretum guide conducts a one-hour narrated tour aboard your bus or commercial van. Sit back and relax as you learn about the Arboretum's internationally-renowned plant collections, natural history, research programs, and Morton family legacy. Seasonally, you'll see blossoming trees, wildflowers, and fall foliage. To reserve your All Aboard Tour, please email email@example.com.
Five Visit Bus Pass
$300.00 per pass
The Five Visit Pass is available to agencies providing services to adults 18 years of age or older. The pass is valid for five visits in a commercial van or bus with a capacity of less than 26 passengers and includes admission for each person on the vehicle. The pass will be stamped per vehicle per visit. It cannot be combined with guided tour or lunch packages.
Discounted passes are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies providing services to adults 18 years or older. The agencies tax exemption identification letter is required to receive the discount. For cost and additional information and/or questions, please contact us at (630) 719-5700, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Paid Discount Admission Fees
Pre-paid admission tickets may be purchased at a discount off the daily admission fee (excludes Wednesday discount admission).
15+ passes $2.00 off per pass
Tickets expire at the end of the calendar year in which they were purchased and may be redeemed for admission at the gatehouse at any time. A minimum of 15 tickets is required to obtain discount price. Pre-paid discount cannot be combined with any other discount. Click here to pre-purchase: Pre-Paid Group Admission
Ginkgo Catering Box Lunch Options
A minimum of 15 guests is required to reserve a group lunch package. Reserved seating in the Ginkgo Room is included in all lunch packages. All prices include tax and gratuity.
$19 per person (minimum 15)
Your box lunch will include your choice of a gourmet sandwich or gourmet salad, bagged chips, jumbo cookie and assorted canned beverages.
Please click the link for menu selections: Box Lunch Menu (PDF)
Lunches packages include assorted canned beverages. Coffee/hot tea service is available for an additional fee of $2.00 per person.
Reservations should be made at least 14 days in advance and are based on availability. Group reservations and dates will be confirmed only after the Arboretum receives a deposit and signed Adult Group Tour Reservation Form. Your deposit is payable by cash, check, or credit card payable to: The Morton Arboretum. See the Reservation Form for terms, conditions, and refund policy.
Terms and Conditions
Reservations should be made at least 14 days in advance and are based on availability. Group reservations and dates will be confirmed only after the Arboretum receives a deposit and signed Adult Group Tour Reservation Form.
All Aboard Tours $50.00
All Aboard Tour and Lunch Package $125.00
The Morton Arboretum is an outdoor museum. Dress for the weather! Walking and open-air tram tours will proceed in light to moderate precipitation. If heavy or extreme weather conditions must cancel a tour, it will be rescheduled based on availability. Deposits will not be refunded due to inclement weather. Indoor activities, including All-Aboard tours, Behind the Trees Walking Tours, and lunches will not be cancelled by weather and full payment is required.
For reservations, email us at email@example.com.