In April and May, The Morton Arboretum in Chicago’s suburbs will offer special events and in-person and online programming for all ages. Nonmember guests must reserve admission online or by phone in advance of their visit.

All fees listed are for general public admission to the Arboretum and include free parking. For more programming information, visit

In April, the Arboretum celebrates Earth Day, April 22, and Arbor Day, April 26, all month long with special events and programs. See additional details for each program below (in green).

April 3: Cicadas Are Coming
April 5: Shrub Care and Maintenance
April 10: Trees Around the World: An Evening with Tony Kirkham
April 18 and 27: Ecosystem Concepts (online and in person)
April 11, April 18, April 27 or May 2: Spring Wildflower and Ethnobotany Walk
April 22 or 29: Forest Therapy Walk (two-hour walks; additional two- and three-hour walks available on other dates)
April 23: Full Moon Guided Hike
April 25 through 27: Arbor Day Plant Sale
April 30: New Invaders Watch Training Program

The Spring Bloom Report detailing the trees, shrubs and plants blooming at the Arboretum is  published weekly at
Dog Admission Day Sunday, April 21 | 7 a.m. to sunset $5 per dog
Dog Admission Days offer members and guests the opportunity to explore The Morton Arboretum with their canine family members. Dog-friendly days are held several times per year. The Arboretum welcomes trained service dogs daily. General admission must be reserved in advance, including tickets for dogs, which are $5 each. For Dog Admission Day tickets and information, visit