The Morton Arboretum

Featured exhibit: Steelroots: Tobin at The Morton Arboretum. Fine art that visitors are encouraged to touch. 12 monumental sculptures, up to 40 feet high, from the contemporary artist Steve Tobin, featuring soaring, abstract tree root sculptures. All ages. Conifer collection area. April 9 to Dec. 31. 7 a.m. to sunset.

“Reuse, Recycle, Re-craft.” Be amazed at how cool some creative artists have transformed discarded goods. They also make great gifts or conversation starters. All ages. The Arboretum store.  Daily in April, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Have a root-tistic time,” grab a paper maze and weave your way through the mysterious world of roots. All ages, the Children's Garden. Weekdays in April, 1 to 4 p.m.

“Terrific Trees,” Drop-in Children's activity weekends in april, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Children's Garden.

“Arbor Reading.”  Gather in the garden for story time and fun. April's theme is “Trees and Roots.”  All ages. Children's Garden amphitheater. Fridays in April, 11 to 11:20 a.m.

Exhibit: See plant images form rare books and art collections in “Flora! Illuminated.” March 16 to June 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues-Fri, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat.

Tram Tours:
See gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairie in a 50-minute tour aboard the open-air Acorn Express. Tickets: $6 adults, $5 for age 2 to 17. Member discounts available. Call 630-968–74 for times. Daily April-October.

The Morton Arboretum is located at the intersection of I-88 and Route 53 in Lisle and is open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earlier. Information:www.mortonarb.org, 630-968-0074.     

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