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Do you have to pay to get into the Morton Arboretum?

What is the history of the arboretum?

The Arboretum was established on December 14, 1922, by Joy Morton, founder of the Morton Salt Company. Mr. Morton's father Julius Sterling Morton had founded Arbor Day.

How much does it cost to see tree lights at Morton Arboretum?

Illumination:Tree lights at the Morton Arboretum. . .beautiful! Last night we took three of our grandchildren to see the lights. The display is beautiful but I gave this otherwise 5* attraction 4*'s because of the cost. $15 for adults, $10 for kids over 2, $4 for a small cup of hot chocolate. . .

Do you have to pay to get into the Morton Arboretum?

Gatehouse and General Grounds

Timed-entry tickets or passes are required. The Arboretum closes at sunset and all guests must leave the grounds at that time. National Holiday Hours: The grounds are open and free to the public on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day (please note that timed-entry tickets are still required).

How long does it take to walk through Morton Arboretum?

It took us about and hour and fifteen minutes to walk the mile around the lake in bitter cold weather.

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Can I drive through Morton Arboretum?

The Morton Arboretum welcomes visitors with service animals to Illumination. (However, please note, pets are not permitted at the Arboretum except on special dog admission days.) The exhibition is not visible by car.

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Are masks required at Morton Arboretum?

Do I need to wear a mask when visiting the Arboretum? Masks are required indoors by the State of Illinois, regardless of vaccination status. This includes the Visitor Center, The Arboretum Store, the Plant Clinic, Sterling Morton Library, and the Thornhill Education Center.

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Can you walk into Morton Arboretum?

The Morton Arboretum is fully open to members and guests with timed-entry admission. As always, we follow state and local public health guidelines.

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How do you get free passes to Morton Arboretum?

The Morton Arboretum offers complimentary admission through the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP). Members of reciprocal gardens are eligible for up to two free general admission tickets for each visit.

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Are the trolls still at Morton Arboretum?

Here's the news you need to know from the Morton Arboretum: The trolls are gone. The nature gods are coming. But! ... “Human+Nature,” (pronounced just “human nature”) is by South African artist Daniel Popper and will consist of five sculptures to be found around the park.Mar 21, 2021

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Are bikes allowed at Morton Arboretum?

Please ride in single-file and stay to the right; most Arboretum roads are one-way. ... Bicycles are not allowed on paved walking paths, wood-chipped trails, service roads, off-road “cross-country,” or in Arbor Court adjacent to the Visitor Center.

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Can you bring food into the Arboretum?

Food may not be brought into the Arboretum. Food and beverages can be purchased in the Arboretum at the Peacock Café. The Arboretum is a museum of living plants Please do not collect, remove or damage any natural materials including seeds, flowers, fruits, feathers or plant labels.

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Can you bring alcohol to Morton Arboretum?

The Morton Arboretum is a tobacco-free environment. Smoking and tobacco use (including smokeless cigarettes) is not allowed indoors or outdoors within the Arboretum. Leave, pets, bicycles, alcohol, grills, and active sports at home.

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Does Morton Arboretum have reciprocity with Chicago Botanic Garden?

The Morton Arboretum allows two people per car with valid Chicago Botanic Garden membership card.

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Are strollers allowed at Morton Arboretum?

Near the central Visitor Center area, you will find several stroller-accessible paved trails that the whole family can enjoy.

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Does Morton Arboretum rent wheelchairs?

A limited number of wheelchairs and strollers are available at the Visitor Center. Acorn Express, our open-air tram, is an accessible vehicle and operates from April through November; call 630-968-0074 for details.

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Is the Morton Arboretum handicap accessible?

The Visitor Center, Ginkgo Café, and Arboretum Store are wheelchair-accessible spaces. ... Accessible restrooms are located in the Visitor Center (both East and West Pavilions), Children's Garden, Big Rock Visitor Station, and Prairie Visitor Station.

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What is the purpose of the Morton Arboretum?

The stated mission of The Morton Arboretum is to collect and study trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world, to display them across naturally beautiful landscapes for people to study and enjoy, and to learn how to grow them in ways that enhance the environment.

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