The Arboretum is open from 7:00 a.m. to sunset

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Arboretum Admission

Price Wednesdays
Members Free Free
Age 18–64
$17 $12
Age 65+
$15 $11
Age 2–17
$12 $9
Under 2
Free Free

Explore an oasis of magnificent trees and beautiful landscapes.

Conveniently located approximately 25 miles from Chicago, the Arboretum features an award-winning Children’s Garden, Maze Garden, and 16 miles of hiking trails. Whether you seek a quiet stroll or an active family adventure, the Arboretum offers a variety of exhibitions, activities, events, and classes for all ages to enjoy.

In order to expedite the entry experience, all guests must obtain timed-entry admission online prior to arrival at the Arboretum. Reserving admission takes just a few minutes and can be completed from a smartphone or computer. Members may enter The Morton Arboretum at any time without timed-entry passes by showing their current physical or digital membership card at the gatehouse.

All admission fees include parking. The Arboretum grounds are open 365 days a year. Buildings are open daily, except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day; closed at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Please leave dogs and other pets at home, except on specially designated days. Service animals are welcome, including animals-in-training. See the accessibility guide for more information.

Special admission rates are available for groups of 15 or more. See the group admission page for important details and instructions.

See the discounts page for limited-time specials and ongoing offers.

Frequently Asked

Looking for more answers? Visit the FAQ or contact us directly.

  • Yes. Guest tickets can be reserved for one day per transaction. To book additional dates, please reserve them through individual transactions. Please note that members no longer need to reserve passes.

  • Timed-entry pass and ticket holders have a one-hour time window to enter, beginning at the designated entry date and time noted on the pass. Entry will not be available prior to the time on your pass, or beyond one hour after that time.

  • For assistance, please email the ticket line at and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

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