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
5/1/19 - 6/30/19 Troll Hunt @ The Morton Arboretum
Troll Hunt - 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...Read on.
5/5/19 - 10/27/19 Sensory Friendly Sundays @ The Morton Arboretum
Sensory-Friendly Sundays offer the opportunity for families with children who are 18 months to 10 years old who have sensory needs to experience a less crowded Children’s Garden with minimal noise. Re...Read on.
5/6/19 - 6/29/19 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.
5/10/19 - 6/28/19 Family Twilight Adventures @ The Morton Arboretum
Join us for a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum to explore the night's theme with a tram ride, activities and a hike. We'll relax and roast marshmallows at the end of the evening. Chil...Read on.
5/24/19 - 9/15/19 Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney @ The Morton Arboretum
Marvel at 15 larger-than-life, nature-themed displays created from nearly half a million LEGO bricks in this award-winning exhibition from New York artist and “professional kid” Sean Kenney. Walk the ...Read on.
6/5/19 - 8/28/19 Arbor Evenings @ The Morton Arboretum
Unwind with a mid-week break among the towering trees and beautiful natural landscapes of The Morton Arboretum. Held on the Arboretum’s expansive lawn, Arbor Evenings will include live music from top ...Read on.
6/12/19 - 8/20/19 Little Acorns (18–35 months) @ The Morton Arboretum
Little Acorns (18–35 months) - Children's Garden
Young explorers will hike, play, listen to stories, and engage in science and art in these hands-on, sensory-based programs.

Mudpies an...Read on.
6/13/19 - 8/15/19 Thursday Family Nights @ The Morton Arboretum
Thursday Family Nights - Enjoy live music, kid-friendly fare and entertainment after hours in the Children’s Garden. ...Read on.
6/18/19 - 8/22/19 Little Sprouts (3–5 years) @ The Morton Arboretum
Little Sprouts (3–5 years) Children's Garden
Young explorers will hike, play, listen to stories, and engage in science and art in these hands-on, sensory-based programs.

Mudpies and Ac...Read on.
6/21/19 - 6/22/19 Children’s Garden Campout @ The Morton Arboretum
Children’s Garden Campout - Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun.
The evening will include hands-on activity stations, night hikes an...Read on.
6/22/19 - 6/22/19 Craft Beer Festival @ The Morton Arboretum
Craft Beer Festival Toast to the trees with the Arboretum’s sixth annual Craft Beer Festival. Sip on local favorites and sample beers from more than 40 breweries while enjoying the beautiful natural ...Read on.
7/1/19 - 8/31/19 LEGO® Brick Play @ The Morton Arboretum
What will nature inspire you to build? Play and create LEGO® masterpieces in this self-guided hands-on discovery activity....Read on.
7/1/19 - 12/31/19 Troll Hunt @ The Morton Arboretum
There have been reports of troll sightings 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 Arbo...Read on.
7/5/19 - 8/30/19 Garden Story Time @ The Morton Arboretum
Garden Story Time Fridays, July and August.
Gather in the Children’s Garden for storytime and fun. ...Read on.
7/13/19 - 7/14/19 LEGO® Extravaganza @ The Morton Arboretum
Build and create a LEGO® masterpiece with a LEGO® master builder....Read on.
7/26/19 - 7/26/19 Grown-up Play Date @ The Morton Arboretum
Get in touch with your inner child and celebrate at our Grown-Up Play Date in the Children’s Garden. Explore, climb, and slide through all the wonders of the four-acre garden. All “kids” must be 21 an...Read on.
8/2/19 - 8/2/19 Destination Asia Opening Ceremony @ The Morton Arboretum
Kick off the sixth annual Destination Asia Festival with a formal ceremony, engaging performances, culinary delights and a breathtaking Japanese floating lantern display on Meadow Lake.

Fre...Read on.
8/3/19 - 8/4/19 Destination Asia Festival @ The Morton Arboretum
Take a trip to the east with the sixth annual Destination Asia Festival. Explore diverse cultures through music, Japanese drumming, dance, food and a bonsai show. Check out images from a past event o...Read on.
8/17/19 - 8/18/19 Wine and Art Walk @ The Morton Arboretum
Enjoy live music, sip wine and shop for art as you stroll around Meadow Lake. Browse this juried art show featuring photography, woodturning, jewelry, digital and traditional painting, fused glass and...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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