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For kids ages 21 and older ONLY! Get in touch with your inner child at Grown Up Play Date in the four-acre Children’s Garden on August 18, 2017.
How to have the most summer fun:
Kick off your shoes and splash in Wonder Pond
Show off your strength as you move a 1-ton ball
Take selfies with hidden garden gnomes
Climb and slide on the roots playground
Crawl through a shrinking tunnel and experience kaleidoscope of plants
Pick up sidewalk chalk and create a masterpiece
Play a game of giant jenga, connect 4, kerplunk, and other nostalgic games
Sit down and learn to fold an origami tree or critter
Challenge a friend to a game of hopscotch or tic-tac-toe
Meet the Children’s Garden friendly turtle, Trixie
Sing along and dance to the music of a live band, Dick Diamond and the Dusters.

Enjoy a taste from three local partners, featuring botanical beverages:

Whiskey Acres is an estate distillery located in DeKalb, IL that grows corn, wheat and rye and distills it into award-winning bourbon, vodka and rye whiskey.

Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery creates wine and mead using locally produced ingredients. The meadery raises their own bees and collects their own honey. Learn about the bees at The Morton Arboretum!

Lake Effect Brewery partners with The Morton Arboretum, creating our own beer (Arbor Oak Amber Ale and Joy Path Juniper Saison Ale) inspired by trees and plants from our grounds.

$25 for Arboretum members
$30 for nonmember

Included in your ticket:
One drink ticket to be redeemed at the bar and tastes of local botanical beverages, live music, games, and all the fun you can handle in the 4-acre Children’s Garden.