Morton Arboretum Offers Tree House Play Without the Climb

Tree House Tales, one of the Morton Arboretum's latest exhibits, gives kids a chance to enjoy tree house play without the climb.


Has your family visited the new Tree House Tales exhibit?

invites visitors ages 2-10 to enjoy the magic of six different tree houses—except they don’t have to climb trees to play in them!

Each house celebrates the story and significance of a species of tree, according to a release from the Morton Arboretum.

“Tree houses are all about imagination and interaction with nature,” says Susan Wagner, Ed.M. Vice President of Education and Information said in the statement.  “Kids will love playing in these magical tree houses, learning about the trees and their stories that inspired each structure, and understanding the critical role that trees play in our environment.”  

So far, the exhibit seems to be a hit.

"Although [my two-year-old nephew] he's too young to appreciate the educational aspects (signs present facts about the different trees, and the Silver Maple Tree House focuses on how trees make food), he loved the chance to duck through doorways, climb ladders and fly down a slide," writes Elizabeth Diffin for Chicago Parent

"Fortunately for active kids, the houses are spaced far enough apart to allow for freedom to run. "



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