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
11/1/18 - 12/31/18 Gnome Hunt @ The Morton Arboretum
The animals may be hibernating, but gnomes can be discovered throughout our garden. Can you find all of the hidden gnomes in the Children's Garden?

Included with Arboretum admission...Read on.
11/1/18 - 12/31/18 Winter Play @ The Morton Arboretum
Join us in the Children's Garden for winter time fun. We'll set out activities to complement the day. Activities may include painting snow or building a fort. This self-guided hands-on discovery act...Read on.
11/2/18 - 12/28/18 Arbor Reading Adventures @ The Morton Arboretum
Join us in the Sterling Library for some interactive story time and fun. We’ll make a craft and then head out on the grounds for an adventure walk. This program is best suited for children ages 3 to 5...Read on.
11/3/18 - 12/30/18 Gnome Globes @ The Morton Arboretum
After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a keepsake, gnome globe of your own. This unique winter experience is fun for a pair or the whole family!...Read on.
11/16/18 - 1/1/19 Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum @ The Morton Arboretum
The grounds of The Morton Arboretum will again glow with luminous, multi-colored LED light, mesmerizing projections, and trees that respond to touch and sound, as Illumination: Tree Lights at The Mort...Read on.
12/1/18 - 12/23/18 Breakfast with Santa @ The Morton Arboretum
Enjoy a special breakfast buffet in The Morton Arboretum's scenic Ginkgo Restaurant and a visit from Santa! Children can interact with Santa and his helpers and leave with some sweet treats to take ho...Read on.
12/1/18 - 2/28/19 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.
12/13/18 - 12/13/18 Holly and Hops @ The Morton Arboretum
Grab a drink and get into the spirit of the season with an evening of entertaining holiday-themed plant tales. The Sterling Morton Library will present stories about plants such as as mistletoe and po...Read on.
12/15/18 - 12/15/18 Bird Walks @ The Morton Arboretum
Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. Walk with an expert guide, who will help you locate and identify species spotted along the way. See how things change each month and sea...Read on.
12/20/18 - 12/23/18 Supper with St. Nick @ The Morton Arboretum
Make this holiday season special by joining us in the historic Thornhill Mansion for an elegant family supper. Enjoy a decadent buffet dinner and then head on over to the Founders Room for a special v...Read on.
12/29/18 - 1/19/19 Winter Clearance Sale @ The Morton Arboretum
Discounts of 30 to 60 percent will be taken on select holiday merchandise, including home decor, jewelry, books, desktop, apparel, and more. Arboretum members receive their 10 percent discount on top ...Read on.
1/1/19 - 2/28/19 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 during this drop-in activity.

Free with Ar...Read on.
1/1/19 - 2/28/19 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. This self-guided hands-on activity is available weather-permittin...Read on.
1/2/19 - 2/27/19 Arbor Reading Adventures @ The Morton Arboretum
This popular and interactive story time includes nature-based stories, crafts and an adventure walk in the Sterling Morton Library and throughout the grounds of The Morton Arboretum....Read on.
1/5/19 - 2/24/19 Gnome Globes @ The Morton Arboretum
Create a keepsake gnome globe to celebrate the hidden gnomes in the Children’s Garden. This unique winter experience is fun for the whole family. Tickets for this drop-in program are available for pur...Read on.
1/7/19 - 2/5/19 Arboretum Yoga @ The Morton Arboretum
Participants can improve their health and well-being by practicing yoga poses, breathing and meditation....Read on.
1/10/19 - 1/10/19 Candlelight Yoga @ The Morton Arboretum
Participants will melt away tension through poses, breathing and meditation with this restorative yoga class....Read on.
1/11/19 - 1/11/19 Little Trees Open House @ The Morton Arboretum
Little Trees is an immersive outdoor nature-based learning experience for children ages 3 to 5 years old. This program uses the 1,700 acres of the Arboretum over the course of a 32-week curriculum th...Read on.
1/11/19 - 1/12/19 Whiskey Dinner @ The Morton Arboretum
Warm up this winter with whiskey in our beautiful Ginkgo Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious whiskey-inspired dinner paired with whiskey cocktails. During dinner, attendees can enjoy a talk from a whiskey e...Read on.
1/18/19 - 2/24/19 Enchanted Railroad @ The Morton Arboretum
The Enchanted Railroad pulls into The Morton Arboretum this January. The intricate model railroad winds through magnificent scenery, including tree collections from around the world. The trains run at...Read on.
1/26/19 - 1/27/19 Husky Heroes @ The Morton Arboretum
See Siberian husky sled pulling, skijoring, and speed demonstrations. Visit with the dogs and sled team and learn aboutdog-sledding equipment. Visitors can even have their photo taken with the rig dur...Read on.
1/28/19 - 1/28/19 Be Well, Be Swell in 2019: Gardening and Wellness with Shawna Coronado @ The Morton Arboretum
Explore the connection between gardening and wellness in this special workshop featuring inspiring garden photos, diet and nutrition tips, techniques for reducing chronic pain naturally and more with ...Read on.
1/31/19 - 1/31/19 Healthy, Hearty Soups @ The Morton Arboretum
This program will focus on the health benefits of making heart-healthy soups at home and share ideas for both meat-based and vegetarian options. Participants will enjoy some quick soup-making tips and...Read on.
2/7/19 - 2/7/19 Candlelight Yoga @ The Morton Arboretum
Participants will melt away tension through poses, breathing and meditation with this restorative yoga class....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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