Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Fall Festival

Fall Festival

Please note: Due to the forecast for rain on Saturday, October 4 there may be a delay start time and some activities will be held indoors at our Visitor Center.

Saturday, October 4 & Sunday, October 5 10:00am - 3:00pm

Free with admission.  Some activities have an additional fee, see below.

Don’t miss this weekend of autumn fun that has become an annual tradition for many families.

Activities include:

Meet the Animals!

Special guests from the Elmwood Park Zoo will be visiting us from 12:00 - 3:00pm both days.

LEGO® Owl!

The ColonialLUG (LEGO® User Group) will be coming to Fall Festival from 12:00 - 3:00pm both days to facilitate the building of a large LEGO® version of very own Morris the Merrie Little Owl. Under the direction of ColonialLUG members, children will assemble bricks to contribute a piece of the owl. Stick around and watch the owl grow! The owl will be disassembled at day’s end on Saturday for a fresh start on Sunday. There will also be a table with a variety of bricks for free play.

Debuting this weekend...
Scarecrow Walk & Design Contest!

On display October 4 - 19. More than 30 scarecrows will be on display for three weeks along Oak Allée. Come vote for your favorite in the “Heroes and Villains” theme to determine which ‘crows will be the prize winners! Learn More »

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Know Before You Go

For the safety of our visitors and to preserve the structural integrity of our tree collection, climbing or sitting on the limbs of trees is not permitted. Thank you!

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Construction Notice:

Parking Lot Closed September 21, 22 and 23.

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved September 21, 22 and 23. Our parking lot is a demonstration lot for its sustainability. Installed 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. But the time has come for it to be renewed.

The entire parking lot will be closed September 21, 22 and 23. Auxiliary parking will be available at the bottom of the hill (near the kiosk) and shuttle service will be provided to the top of the hill. ADA access will be limited. No buses will be permitted beyond the kiosk.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping our parking lot sustainable and our visitors safe. Thanks for your patience.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

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.