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Hours of Operation

Traffic Alert:

Travel suggestions: Approaching the Garden entrance from the east on Green Bay Road can be faster; the members-only lane is on the left. Buy parking in advance.

Hours today

Today, September 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.
 
Take the Metra to the American Craft Exposition at the Garden. The Garden trolley will run 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from the Glencoe Metra Station to the Garden Friday–Sunday, September 23–25.
Fall Hours
September 6 – October 31, 2016
Note: On October 20 – 23, the Garden will close at 5 p.m. and will reopen at 6 p.m. only for ticketed guests to Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns.
Garden Grounds*

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily
The Regenstein Center will be closed September 19 – 25. The Lenhardt Library, Plant Information, and the Greenhouses are open. The Regenstein Center and The Greenhouses will be closed from September 20 – 25.

Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center

9 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 Café

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Rose Terrace Café

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. weekends

Weather permitting

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Wheelbarrow Shop

Noon – 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday through October 4

Grand Tram Tours

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends through October 30

Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. weekdays September 8 – October 30
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekends

Weather permitting

Walking Tours

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday – Friday through mid-October
Inquire at Information Desk for confirmed departure times from Crescent Garden.
Weather permitting

Garden Trolley

Closed

Model Railroad Garden

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through October 30

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition Closed
Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at 6 p.m.

Tool Shed Information Center

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday