There are a lot of fun things to do at Morris Arboretum for adults, kids and families. Check out some of our Family Fun Activities that are geared towards kids during their visit and engage the whole family. Download and print the activity PDFs and bring them with you the next time you come to visit Morris Arboretum, or Go Green, View it on Screen! Click here for Special Events.
Hop, squirm, buzz, flap, and scamper your way around the Arboretum with animal guides. Learn how plants and animals support one another along the way! Completing all five activities will take you on an approximate 1.0 mile walk around the Arboretum. Most sites can be seen from the stroller and wheelchair accessible paths, but one animal leads to a grassy and hilly area.
Get a bird’s eye view of the forest from 50 feet up, perched on a canopy walk high above ground level. Or scamper down onto the Squirrel Scramble, a huge hammock-like net where you can look down to the ground far below through the rope netting. Enter a Bird’s Nest and sit on giant robin’s eggs, just waiting to hatch. It’s all part of Morris Arboretum’s Tree Adventure exhibit, connecting us to the natural world, and themed to teach us that we need trees and trees need us.
Designed by Metcalfe Architecture & Design, the exhibit is a fully accessible, fascinating learning experience for both children and adults. Learn more about the green elements of the design here.
Host your next party at Out on a Limb! Learn more.
Special events are scheduled all the time, check the calendar to see what we have upcoming. Learn more
Growing Minds classes inspire a sense of wonder about the natural world. They offer children and their caregivers the opportunity to connect meaningfully with nature, through a wide variety of creative and educational programs. Take a look and sign up for these programs that are certain to be enriching, fun, and memorable! Learn more
Enhance your Arboretum experience, either onsite or when planning a visit:
Arboretum Adventure, this family activity explores the grounds and shares plant science lessons along the way.
Collection Connection, search the Arboretum’s collection records to locate or learn about favorite plants.
Tours, choose from among a selection of guided pathways through the grounds.
Wi-Fi, connect with the Arboretum, or share photos on social media at hotspots located throughout the garden.
The paths around the wetland will be closed on Thursday, September 21st and Friday, September 22nd for invasive plant management work in the area. Thank you for your patience during this time. Click here for hours.
Please be advised that the Rose Garden is closed on Thursday mornings for maintenance.
Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.
Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.