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Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, April 30, 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.
Do you have Mother’s Day shopping to do? This Saturday is double discount day at the Garden Shop for members.

Summer Hours
June 4 – September 5, 2016

Note: On Saturday, June 18, the Garden & services listed below will close at 3 p.m. for the Summer Dinner Dance.

Garden Grounds*

7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

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

9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily (the building and rooftop garden is subject to early closing, contact the Information Desk for details)

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. – 9 p.m. daily (last order taken at 8:30 p.m.)

Rose Terrace Café

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily, weather permitting

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Wheelbarrow Shop

Noon – 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday, June 4 – October 2

Grand Tram Tours

Starting June 4
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Weather permitting
Last tour at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. daily, weather permitting
Last tour at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 18

Complimentary Walking Tours

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Inquire at Information Desk for confirmed departure times.
Meets at the Crescent Garden, weather permitting

Garden Trolley

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. only on Saturday, June 4, & Sundays June 5 – September 4

Runs from Glencoe Metra station to Chicago Botanic Garden

Model Railroad Garden

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays from June 8 – August 31

Closed at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 28 – September 5

Closed at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18

Weather permitting

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at 6 p.m. daily
Closed at 4 p.m. July 13, August 17, September 7

Tool Shed Information Center

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday