The Arboretum is the first public garden in the country to join Museums for All program


Today, The Morton Arboretum announced that it has joined Museums for All, a program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), designed to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. The program will enable low-income families to visit the Arboretum for a minimal fee of $1 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Families can also visit any participating museum year-round for a minimal fee. The Arboretum is the first public garden in the nation to join the Museums for All program.

The Museums for All initiative is part of The Morton Arboretum’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all. Museums for All represents a long stride toward the goal of reaching more children and parents, especially those living in poverty, with the valuable learning resources of museums.

“We’re proud to partner with the Museums for All program, to help remove the barrier of cost so more families can experience all the Arboretum has to offer,” said Anna Cosner of The Morton Arboretum.

Museums for All admission includes access to the Arboretum’s 1,700 acres, including its award-winning Children’s Garden, with engaging and interactive spaces and activities designed to foster a love of trees and the outdoors. Visitors can also enjoy hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and select special events and festivals throughout the year with Museums for All admission.