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Acorn Express guided tram tours are back! On select Wednesdays and Sundays through summer, the Arboretum’s tram tours will take you on an exhilarating, 1.5-hour journey through Human+Naturethe Arboretum’s inspiring new five-piece exhibition by South African artist, Daniel Popper.

The tour will stop at each of the five sculptures for a limited time, allowing passengers some freedom to disembark and walk around, interact with the works, take photos, or just marvel at the unique beauty of each piece and its natural setting.

The walking distance from the tram drop-off point to a given sculpture varies from 0.1 miles to just under 0.5 miles and surfaces are either grass or wood chipped trails.

Tours leave from the tram circle outside the Visitor Center.

 

Human+Nature Acorn Express Tour Costs

  • $10.00 for guests ($8.00 for guest children)
  • $8.00 for members ($6.00 member children)
  • Complimentary coupons are not valid for this particular tour.

Purchase information

Tram tickets are available at the Information Desk in the Visitor Center for the day of your visit only. Tickets cannot be purchased over the phone, online, or for another day.

As a reminder, advance timed-entry tickets are required for entry to our grounds. Once you are on-site, tram tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Center Information Desk. Tickets are sold daily on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

 

Human+Nature Tram Tours (summer 2021)

  • Sundays, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (tram departs at 12:30)
  • Wednesdays. 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (tram departs at 1:00)

Advance, timed-entry tickets are required for all access to the Arboretum.

Once on-site, members and guests may obtain tickets for the Human+Nature Acorn Express tour from the Information Desk inside the Visitor’s Center. Tickets cannot be purchased over the phone, online, or for another day.

Mask Requirements

Please be aware that the Arboretum is operating in accordance with State of Illinois requirements throughout its facilities and grounds. Accordingly, fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks indoors or outdoors beginning two weeks after their final vaccine dose.

The State of lllinois currently requires unvaccinated (and partially vaccinated) individuals to wear masks indoors and outdoors when unable to maintain a social distance of six feet from those not in their party. Please be aware that these rules apply when riding the Acorn Express. For more information, see Know Before You Go.

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