Events

LEGO® Trains

Discover a sprawling display of imaginative landscapes built of LEGO® bricks.

Content Detail

Please note: Tickets for LEGO Trains are sold out for Saturday, February 24. Additional tickets will be available Sunday, February 25.

Explore a sprawling display of imaginative landscapes built of LEGO® bricks featuring small trains running through LEGO city streets, between skyscrapers, and into dreamlike scenes populated by mythological creatures. Fun for kids and fascinating for adults, this miniature world is sure to inspire and delight.

In partnership with the Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club, LEGO Trains will be on display Saturday, February 24, and Sunday, February 25, in the Visitor Center. This event is free for Arboretum members and included with admission for Arboretum guests, subject to availability.

Ticket Details

Entrance to the display is capacity controlled to 100 visitors per half hour, and requires a separate free exhibit entry pass. Exhibit entry passes will be available to pick up at the Information Desk in the Visitor Center, while capacity permits. Exhibit entry passes are not available in advance, and must be picked up on the day of your visit from the Visitor Center desk. Owing to demand, there may be a significant wait to enter the display. Purchasing Timed-Entry Admission to the Arboretum does not guarantee exhibit entry.

The LEGO Trains Member Preview offers a chance to see the display before admission opens to the general public. Advance registration is required for the Member Preview event.

Event Details

Member Preview (Sold out)
Saturday, February 24, 2024, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Exhibit Entry Passes
Saturday, February 24, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club

The Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club is an adult LEGO enthusiast group dedicated to building, designing, and displaying LEGO creations for the public that go far beyond step-by-step instructions and boxed sets.


Photo credit: Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club
LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

Ticket Details

Entrance to the display is capacity controlled and requires a separate free exhibit entry pass. Exhibit entry passes will be available to pick up at the Information Desk in the Visitor Center, while capacity permits. Exhibit entry passes are not available in advance, and must be picked up on the day of your visit from the Visitor Center desk. Owing to demand, there may be a significant wait to enter the display. Purchasing Timed-Entry Admission to the Arboretum does not guarantee exhibit entry.

Advance registration is required for the Member Preview event.

Member Preview

Please note: Member preview tickets are sold out.

Members can preview LEGO Trains on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The Ginkgo Café will be open during the event with special hours starting at 8:00 a.m.

Advance registration is required for the Member Preview event.

Donate

Your support is vital to the Arboretum, where the power of trees makes a positive impact on people’s lives.

Make a gift