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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 early 2021.

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  • Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

    Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum
    Designed with your safety in mind, this year’s all-new driving experience features an unparalleled spectacle of color, light, and music you won’t experience anywhere else. See trees in a different light November 20 2020–January 3, 2021.

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  • Dog Admission Day

    Dog Admission Day
    Hit the trails, at The Morton Arboretum, with your canine friend for our next Dog Admission Day on Sunday, November 15, 2020.

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  • Human+Nature

    Human+Nature
    The Morton Arboretum’s next major exhibition, Human+Nature (pronounced: Human Nature), will highlight the deep connections between people and trees.

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  • Search for signs of animals and learn how life adapts to the changing seasons in these two-week nature discovery programs. Two Wednesdays, December 2 and 9, 2020, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum, explore the three branches of our national government. Two Sundays, December 6, 2020 and January 3, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, December 20, 2020 and January 17, 2021, 2021, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • How much do you know about government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units. Sundays December 20, 2020 and Sunday, January 17, 2021,0 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, January 31, 2021 and February 28, 2021, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries. Two Sundays, December 6, 2020 and Sunday, January 3, 2021, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, January 31, 2021 and February 28, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Explore the geology at The Morton Arboretum while earning your merit badge. Use a topographic map to determine elevation. Sunday, February 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. Learn all about using handheld GPS units, strengthen your map and compass skills, find geocaches at the Arboretum, and discover local geocaches. Two Sundays, March 21, and April 18, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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