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Where Nature Meets Art

Where there is nature, there is art. This year has been a celebration of what we’ve known about DuPage for years — we are a destination where roads intersect. Where a world-renowned arboretum provides the perfect backdrop for an expression of humanity. Where blooming tranquility creates the path for exploration. Where art and recreation unexpectedly and harmoniously combine. Where our urban sophistication yet small-town charm leaves room for big-stage Broadway. And where moments in nature offer true moments of a new-found self. We invite you to get lost in nature and art in DuPage. 

Map Out Your Experience Below!



    May 24 - September 2, 2024
    The Morton Arboretum

    The Morton Arboretum is teeing up for a new summertime experience—mini golf! Wonder Woods Mini Golf is a one-of-a-kind course with imaginative, tree-themed features for you and your family and friends to enjoy, and is specially designed for the Arboretum. From giant mushrooms to larger-than-life bugs and acorns, see the Arboretum’s tree science come to life in fun and unexpected ways. Learn how tree rings can tell the life story of a tree, how sound has the power to detect decay, and other wonderfully cool—and surprising!—scientific concepts.

    Wonder Woods Mini Golf


    June - October 2024
    Mexican Cultural Center-DuPage, College of DuPage Prairies, DuPage County Forest Preserves, and DuPage trails.

    Olmec Trails: Culture and Legacy pays tribute to the indigenous roots of Mexican heritage as well as brings attention to the importance of public art by showcasing the immense talent and creativity of more than 30 contemporary artists from across North America. This ambitious exhibition provides access to the culture of Olmec civilization in a fresh and accessible way by featuring hand-painted large-scale renditions of these iconic Mesoamerican sculptures. Installed on natural areas and nature trails throughout DuPage, “Olmec Trails” will connect spectators to these one of a kind works while providing healthy and enjoyable outdoor experiences with both physical and mental benefits.

    big Olmec head


    Returning April 27, 2024
    Elmhurst City Centre

    This popular attraction is returning to Elmhurst for the second year in a row! Elmhurst was the sixth U.S. city to welcome the Umbrella Sky Project, with 170+ international installations that started in Portugal and expanded to France, Japan, Spain, Norway, and more! Three Umbrella Sky exhibits are located throughout Elmhurst. Get your picture-perfect moment this summer!

    Locations are:
    Schiller Court at Schiller and York Streets
    110 South Cottage Hill Avenue
    254 North York Street


    Through 2025
    The Morton Arboretum

    Excitement awaits at The Morton Arboretum with Of the Earth, a captivating exhibition featuring five exclusive large-scale sculptures by acclaimed Polish American artist, Olga Ziemska. Her work is created from reclaimed tree branches and other natural materials gathered from the Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Each masterpiece, entwining and melding the human body with other natural forms, carries a poignant meaning. Let the sculptures invite you to rediscover your own essence intertwined with the beauty of the natural world.

    Of the Earth-Ona

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