The Morton Arboretum

4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-0074
Fax (630) 725-2090 | E-mail Us

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The Morton Arboretum is the champion of trees, a living museum and scientific center that is also an engaging 1,700-acre garden that protects trees and other woody plants from around the world. Enjoy the Children's Garden, Maze Garden, 16 miles of hiking trails, nine miles of roads, or a guided tour amid handicapped-accessible facilities.

Note: Some map locations are approximate. Please call the venue at (630) 968-0074 for exact directions.

Transportation Distances

Miles To Metra Station2
Miles From DuPage Airport16
Miles From Downtown Chicago25
Miles From O'Hare Airport24
Miles From Midway Airport25
Closest Metra LineMetra Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Line

For more information, visit our website or call us at (630) 968-0074


Wireless Internet Access in Common Area Yes
Family Restrooms Yes
Gift Shop Yes
Wheelchair Rental Yes
Stroller Rental Yes
On-Site Parking Available Yes
Area Parking Available Yes

Motorcoach Driver Yes
Other Discount Yes
Group Yes
Military Yes
Senior Yes
Other Discount Description Youth & Scout Group Discounts

Discover Yes
MasterCard Yes
Visa Yes
Travelers Check Yes
Debit Card Yes
Direct Billing Yes

Has Restaurant Yes
Has Entertainment Yes
Childrens Activities Yes

Garden/Nature Park Yes
Historic Yes
Library/University Yes
Theater/Dance/Performing Arts Yes

Nature Museum Yes

Breakfast Served Yes
Brunch Served Yes
Lunch Served Yes
Afternoon Tea Yes
Dinner Served Yes
Alcohol Yes
Bar/Lounge Yes
Buffet Yes
Catering Yes
Children's Menu Yes
Late Night Menu Yes
Private Dining Space Yes
Dining Entertainment Yes
Outdoor Dining Yes
Take Out Yes
Live Music Yes
Restaurant Type Other
Food Type American

Motorcoach/Group Tours
Meet and Greet Programs Yes
Welcome Reception Provided Yes
Work with Motorcoach/Group Tours Yes
Minimum # of People for Group Tour 12
Maximum # of People for Group Tour 500

Sports and Recreation
Bicycling Yes
Bird Watching Yes
Dancing Yes
Forest/Nature Preserve Yes
Hiking Yes
Jogging/Running Paths Yes
Skiing Yes
Skiing - Cross Country Yes
Snowshoeing Yes
Team Building Yes
Equipment Rental Yes

Upcoming Events

Dates Event Name & Description
3/1/19 - 3/31/19 Gnome Hunt @ The Morton Arboretum
The animals may be hibernating, but the Children’s Garden still has gnomes. Children and families are encouraged to find all of the hidden gnomes.

Free with Arboretum admission....Read on.
3/1/19 - 3/31/19 Winter Play @ The Morton Arboretum
The Children’s Garden is open for wintertime fun. Discover activities to complement the day such as painting snow or building a fort.

Free with Arboretum admission....Read on.
3/1/19 - 4/30/19 Troll Hunt @ The Morton Arboretum
Troll sightings have been reported in the woods of The Morton Arboretum! Six colossal creatures and a hideout have all been spotted, but why have these giant trolls made their home at the Arboretum an...Read on.
3/6/19 - 3/29/19 Arbor Reading Adventures @ The Morton Arboretum
This popular and interactive drop-in story time includes nature-based stories, crafts and an adventure walk in the Sterling Morton Library and throughout the grounds of The Morton Arboretum. Arboretum...Read on.
3/11/19 - 4/8/19 Arboretum Yoga @ The Morton Arboretum
Improve your health and well-being with yoga. The class will focus on practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of The Morton Arboretum....Read on.
3/11/19 - 4/22/19 Forest Therapy Walks (1 hour 45 min) @ The Morton Arboretum
Experience healing and promote wellness with shinrin-yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at T...Read on.
3/16/19 - 4/20/19 Bird Walks @ The Morton Arboretum
Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. Walk with an expert guide, who will help locate and identify species spotted along the way. No prior experience is necessary....Read on.
4/1/19 - 4/30/19 Trash to Treasure @ The Morton Arboretum
Discover the world of recycling through fun games and make a recycled craft to take home....Read on.
4/5/19 - 4/26/19 Garden Story Time @ The Morton Arboretum
Gather in the Children’s Garden amphitheater for story time and fun....Read on.
4/6/19 - 4/6/19 Magic in the Forest Family Event @ The Morton Arboretum
Join us for a family-friendly adventure inspired by Harry Potter. This program will explore the connections between the forest and the magical world of Hogwarts through experiments, crafts and more. Y...Read on.
4/8/19 - 4/27/19 Forest Therapy Walks (3 hour) @ The Morton Arboretum
Experience healing and promote wellness with shinrin-yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at T...Read on.
4/11/19 - 4/11/19 Trolls After Dark Night Hike @ The Morton Arboretum
Grab a flashlight and hit the trails for a night of troll hunting. The Arboretum closes at dusk, so enjoy this special after-hours opportunity to see the mysterious forest protectors, six giant trolls...Read on.
4/14/19 - 4/14/19 The Champion of Trees 10K @
Unleash your inner champion as you run during a springtime morning surrounded by trees from around the world. The challenging USATF-certified course follows the Arboretum's East Side Main Route throug...Read on.
4/19/19 - 4/20/19 Breakfast with the Bunny at The Morton Arboretum @ The Morton Arboretum
Visitors are encouraged to hop on over for a tasty springtime buffet featuring a visit from the Easter Bunny. Families can take a photo with the Easter Bunny and kids will receive an Easter treat. ...Read on.
4/21/19 - 4/21/19 Easter Brunch at The Morton Arboretum @ The Morton Arboretum
Celebrate Easter while savoring a delicious meal and the breathtaking view of Meadow Lake. The Easter Bunny will visit tables during brunch. Delight in the early spring blooms that are popping up all ...Read on.
4/24/19 - 4/24/19 Meditation with Essential Oils @ The Morton Arboretum
Explore meditative and self-nurturing yoga poses with the use of plant- based essential oils to restore and re-balance the mind and body....Read on.
4/26/19 - 4/26/19 Arbor Day Tree Planting and Story Time @ The Morton Arboretum
Celebrate Arbor Day with a visit from Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat at the Arboretum. Enjoy a group reading of Curious George Plants a Tree, and join in to plant a tree in the Children’...Read on.
4/26/19 - 4/28/19 Arbor Weekend Celebration in the Children’s Garden @ The Morton Arboretum
Celebrate Arbor Day in the Children's Garden all weekend long. Plant tree seeds, investigate tree cookies and go on a hunt for five unique trees throughout the garden. These are self-guided hands-on d...Read on.
4/28/19 - 4/28/19 Arbor Day Plant Sale @ The Morton Arboretum
Shop an exciting variety of plants chosen by our experts for success in Chicago-area gardens. The Arbor Day Plant Sale is one of the largest seasonal plant sales in the Chicago region. It offers more ...Read on.

Facility Information

Number of Rooms15
Banquet Seating275
Largest Room 4,956 sq. ft.
Total Area 12,000 sq. ft.
Ceiling Height 18 Feet
Classroom Capacity120
Theater Capacity150
Wireless Internet Access - Meeting Rooms Yes
Hard Wired Internet Access - Meeting Rooms Yes
Banquet Space Yes
Private Dining Space Available Yes
Exhibit Space Yes
Auditorium Seating Available Yes
Meeting/Banquet/Exhibit Space Available? Yes
Allow Outside Caterers Yes
On-Site AV Yes
On-Site Computers Yes
Available for Private Events Yes
Provide On-Site Catering Yes
Conference Seating Capacity 300
Auditorium Seating Capacity 100
Total Exhibit Space Sq. Ft. 1,800 sq. ft.

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