Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Family Activities

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 for Families.

Tree Adventure & Out on a Limb
Generously supported by the Jane and Leonard Korman Family Foundation.

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.

Family Activity Cards & Tours

Family Fun Cards: Be a Tree Explorer & Scientist

Learn how to become a Tree Scientist by making your own field book! Download the PDF activity card

New! Tree Adventure Passport – Conservation Quest

An all new activity-filled booklet with sections to get stamped at embossing stations throughout the garden.
Download the PDF activity card

Kids Sculpture Tour (self-guided)

Activities and ideas to engage young visitors to think and interact creatively with the sculptures at Morris Arboretum. Download the PDF activity card

Kids Wetlands Tour (self-guided)

Learn about what wetlands are and why they are important. This guide will teach you the history of the wetlands at Morris Arboretum and help you search for native plants. Identify wetland vegetation and local and migratory animals as you explore the area. Download the PDF activity card

Events for Kids & Families

Special events are scheduled all the time, check the calendar to see what we have upcoming. Learn more

Growing Minds Family Programs

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

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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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Alerts & Updates

The lower portion of the Rose Garden will be closed due to renovations to the turf after a long, hot, dry summer with record attendance. The top gate will be open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. While we will hope to reopen quickly, some variables are unpredictable. We look forward to welcoming visitors back on our newly restored Rose Garden turf soon.

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.