On the hunt for ways to enjoy the great outdoors?

Look no further than Origami in the Garden at The Morton Arboretum. The new exhibition inspired by the art of paper folding is sure to capture your kiddo’s attention. Here’s everything you need to know.

  • Discover 38 dreamlike sculptures scattered throughout the arboretum’s prairies and woodlands.
  • Keep eyes peeled for a pegasus, a soaring tower of crane and a mouse that’s just two inches tall.
  • Family-friendly events take place throughout the run of the exhibit. Catch an outdoor movie, take part in the self-guided art activity from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every day or drop by the Destination Asia Festival.
  • Be sure to save time for a visit to the children’s garden, the award-winning green space where nature nuts splash in the secret stream and whoosh down giant tree roots. It’s one of the largest in the country!

Origami in the Garden runs through October 22. Busy schedule? The arboretum is open 365 days of the year from 7 a.m. until sunset.

Sounds like stacks of fun.

Hear What Other Chicago Parents Are Saying:
“The Morton Arboretum is a delightful place to visit with the family. You can take a short or long walk on the paths or let the children play in the play area.”

— TravelMom61

“My happy place! I could live at this arboretum. We’ve been members for two years & will be renewing again for year #3. Never tire of this serene, beautiful place.”

— Lynn K.