Visit, taste, and buy specialty chocolates and treats!
To celebrate 100 years since Morton Arboretum was founded later this year, the 1,700-acre tree museum and research center is treating Chicagoans to twelve months jam-packed with events of all shapes and sizes. From new installations to exciting activities the arboretum has arranged an array of special experiences and the first event coming up at the start of February will surely delight those with a sweet tooth.
As a champion of trees, the Morton Arboretum encourages the planting and conservation of all trees and plants for “a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.” Consequently, exhibitions often highlight what trees do for us. This February the arboretum is dedicating an entire weekend to celebrating the cacao tree and chocolate’s deeply rooted tree history.
Today, the Arboretum kicks off its yearlong centennial celebration! Read a special message from Arboretum President and CEO Gerard T. Donnelly and enjoy this video recognizing the impact of the Arboretum’s first 100 years of planting and protecting trees. https://t.co/UAjqytb4KF pic.twitter.com/TXqdbcm9lo
— MortonArboretum (@MortonArboretum) December 14, 2021
On Saturday and Sunday, February 5th and 6th, the Morton Arboretum is inviting guests to sample an array of chocolates and unique items with a chocolate twist. Visitors can sample and purchase specialty chocolates and treats, perusing various vendors in search of an original Valentine’s gift or simply filling themselves with chocolate!
The event will run from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday whilst there will also be an exclusive Member Preview Event from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday February 4th. Members can purchase a ticket to beat the crowds and shop early.
The Chocolate Weekend Vendor Expo is free with regular Arboretum admission but reserving timed-entry tickets in advance is advised and can be found at mortonarb.org.
Vendors interested in getting involved in the chocolate weekend can email firstname.lastname@example.org.