Children’s Garden

Explore, learn, and play among trees and nature.

Learn, Play, and Explore

Discover all the Children’s Garden has to offer

At The Morton Arboretum, imagination lives, curiosity grows, and kids flourish in the 4-acre Children’s Garden. Splash through secret streams, climb colossal acorns, and slide down giant tree roots all day long. Encourage your child to connect with nature in a safe and kid-friendly environment designed with them in mind.

Plan your visit

So many reasons to visit the Children's Garden

Immersive play

Climb, splash, dig, and explore in a safe and kid-friendly environment.

Accessible design

Designed to accommodate children and companions of all abilities.

Hands-on learning

From free drop-in activities to engaging early childhood programming.

Water features

Cool off during the summer months with a wading pond and more.

Picnic areas

Pack a lunch and make a day of it, or stop by the Gingko Café for a quick bite.

Restrooms and changing areas

Centrally located for your convenience.

Download maps

Navigate through the Children’s Garden and the Arboretum

The Children's Garden is generously supported by