Returning again in November, the one of-a-kind winter experience Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum will awe and delight visitors with all-new experiences and returning favorites.
See trees in a different light and the power of coming together to lift our spirits during the crisp, long nights of winter! Illumination is an award-winning, one-mile outdoor walking tour on a paved path that winds through 50 acres of The Morton Arboretum?s celebrated tree collections.
Start Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
End Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 9:30pm (last admission at 8:30pm)
Location: The Morton Arboretum – 4100 IL Rt. 53, Lisle, IL 60521
Cost: $12 – $23 (Price varies based on date and member status.)
More information available online.
? Seating, warming/concession tents and fire pits available along the route.
? Countless photo opportunities.
? Weekdays (Tues-Thurs) feature lower pricing & lighter crowds with a full slate of entertainment options.
Illumination is an ideal way to experience the winter woods brought to life with innovative lights, projections, and music. Parking is available at the Arboretum and included in the price of admission.
Your Illumination experience includes:
? Meadow Lake Magic – Hundreds of sensors capture the wind?s speed and direction and turn it into data, resulting in a ?pixel cloud? map that is used to control the floating lights. As the wind changes speed and direction, the lighting on the lake changes speed and direction, too.
? Woodland Wonder – In a new, more secluded, location in a grove of sycamore trees, you will be enveloped by a visual interplay between thousands of luminous, rotating points of laser light and starlike sparkles from dozens of gently rotating mirror balls. This back-and-forth duet between the lights is inspired by the way a group of trees communicates beneath visitors? feet, like the grove of sycamore trees that frame Woodland Wonder.
? Treemagination – Using a grove of trees as a viewing screen, Treemagination features dramatic projections that drench the trees with saturated fields of color, amazing geometric patterns, and simulated movement. Inspired by carbon sequestration, these hemlock trees ?breathe? in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen?one of the greatest gifts that trees give us.
? Crown of Light by HYBYCOZO – As the colors change from vibrant greens to hints of yellow, and from golden orange to dark purple and browns in the intricate designs of amazing treelike structures, can you picture the trees that surround you changing colors through the seasons? Silhouetted against the winter night, Crown of Light by HYBYCOZO shares the story of rejuvenation and the gifts of trees through every season.
? Crystal Promanade – This offers the deep quiet and beauty of a grove of conifers where soaring evergreen branches hold chandeliers to light a celebration.
Most of the Illumination path is accessible to people who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids. The exhibition is not accessible by car and cannot be experienced from the road.
The Morton Arboretum
4100 IL Rt. 53
Lisle, IL 60521