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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.

Wonderland Express Hours
December 16, 2016 – January 2, 2017
Note: Wonderland Express will be closed on December 25. The event closes at 3 p.m. on December 24.

Garden Grounds*

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Closed at 5 p.m. on December 24 & 25

Regenstein Center**10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Closed at 5 p.m. on December 24. Closed December 25.
Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Plant Information Service

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday
Closed holidays

Lenhardt Library

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday
Extended hours until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
Noon – 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Closed holidays

Garden View Café

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily
Closed at 3 p.m. on December 24
Closed December 25

Rose Terrace Café

Closed

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily
Closed at 3 p.m. on December 24
Closed December 25

Wheelbarrow Shop

Closed

Grand Tram Tours

Closed

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

Closed

Walking Tours

Closed

Garden Trolley

Closed

Model Railroad Garden

Closed

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition

Closed

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at sunset

Tool Shed Information Center

Closed