Morton Arboretum Reopens Children’s Garden


Great news from our friends at NCTV-17—Morton Arboretum will soon be reopening its Children’s Garden on August 17th.

While the garden will be available to families once again, there will be some safety precautions in place:

  • Select areas of the garden will be closed. Hands-on exhibits and activities have been removed.
  • Masks are required for all guests over the age of two, including while wading in the water or stepping on the stones in Wonder Pond.
  • Attendance into the garden will be limited and monitored for social distancing. When the garden is full, there may be a wait to enter until space is available.

“The Arboretum has added sanitation stations, adjusted entry and exit procedures, and limited capacity to provide ample space for children and families to be able to explore and enjoy the Children’s Garden safely,” said Preston Bautista, vice president of Learning and Engagement at the arboretum in a press release.

Entrance to the garden is free with general admission, timed-entry tickets or member passes. The garden will be open from noon to 4 p.m. every day, with the last entry at 3:30 p.m. The arboretum reminds the community that tickets must be obtained online in advance of arrival.

Watch the NCTV-17 story here.

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