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Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, May 25, 2016
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Garden View Café: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is open every day of the year. Please see below for hours.
 Spring Hours
April 1 – June 3, 2016
Garden Grounds*8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

The Regenstein Center will be closed April 8 to 14. The Lenhardt Library, Plant Information, and Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden will remain open during that time. The Regenstein Center and The Greenhouses will be closed from April 12 to 18.

Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Plant Information Service

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday 

Noon – 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Closed Holidays

Lenhardt Library

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday
Extended hours until 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Noon – 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Closed holidays

Garden View Café8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Rose Terrace Café

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. select weekends in May

Weather permitting

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Wheelbarrow ShopNoon – 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday, Starting May 20
Grand Tram Tours

Starting April 23
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily
May 1 – June 3
10 a.m. – 4 p.m weekdays
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends
Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

Starting May 1

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m daily
May 1 – June 3
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m weekdays
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekends
Weather permitting

Walking ToursBegins June 6
Garden Trolley

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sundays, May 8 – September 4

Runs from Glencoe Metra station to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Model Railroad Garden

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily starting May 7

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition10 a.m. – 5 p.m. starting May 28
Weather permitting
Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable GardenClosed at 6 p.m.
Tool Shed Information CenterStarting mid-May, open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday