Posts in category "Morton Arboretum"

101 Things to do with your Chicago Kid

  I am reposting this entry from March 1, 2010 because I came across it in my archives and it really is a pretty darn good list if I do say so myself. I’ve got to really focus if I want to get to all of these things before my kids head off to college.... Read more »

The Morton Arboretum debuts new Illumination Tree Lights Experience

The Morton Arboretum debuts new Illumination Tree Lights Experience
Beginning tomorrow, The Morton Arboretum’s (already lovely) trees will be transformed into an interactive kaleidoscope of color and light during its first-ever winter lights event, Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. From November 22, 2013 to January 4, 2014, Illumination will offer a holiday experience far beyond traditional twinkling lights, featuring trees that respond to touch and sound, and vivid, electric colors throughout. Combining cutting-edge light technology with the wooded landscape of the Arboretum, Illumination takes visitors on a mile-long, paved walking trail winding around the Arboretum’s Meadow Lake and down its Conifer Walk with plenty of surprises along the way. ...

Summer Scheduling Series: Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden

Summer is all about spending time outdoors and The Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden are both great places to do just that. The Morton Arboretum and the Chicago Botanic Garden are perfect spots for an any-day adventure. Pack some lunches, slather on some sunscreen, and see where the day takes you. However, both places... Read more »
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Let's take this outside: Outdoor holiday activities at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Morton Arboretum and Lurie Garden

Yeah, yeah, so it’s December and it is cold now. But if you bundle up, there is still lots of holiday fun to be had outdoors.Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. The Lurie Garden isn’t just a summertime destination. There are plenty of great family workshops you can take advantage of throughout the winter. On Saturday,... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for October 10-12

Looking for something to do for the long holiday weekend? I am thinking scarecrows, fall leaves, and cozy forts.St. Charles Scarecrow Festival. Scarecrows aren’t for everyone, but if your kids think they are cool (and not terrifying), head out to St. Charles for their 24th annual scarecrow festival. Event highlights include live entertainment, a petting... Read more »