Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Fall Festival

Fall Festival Weekend

Saturday, October 3 & Sunday, October 4, 2015
10:00am - 3:00pm

Please note Fall Festival will go on this weekend rain or shine. Some activities may be moved inside. Scarecrow Walk will not go up until Tuesday, October 6 in order to protect them from the elements.

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® LOVE Sculpture!

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 Philadelphia's LOVE sculpture. Under the direction of ColonialLUG members, children will assemble bricks to contribute a piece of the sculpture. Stick around and watch it grow! The LOVE sculpture 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.

Scarecrow Walk & Design Contest!

Please note Scarecrow Walk will not go up until Tuesday, October 6th in order to protect them from the elements.

On display Tuesday, October 6 - Sunday, October 25. More than 30 scarecrows will be on display for three weeks along Oak Allée. Come vote for your favorite in the “Famous Art & Artists” 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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Weather Alerts

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.