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Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, August 28, 2016
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Garden View Café: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is open every day of the year. Please see below for hours.
Travel suggestions: Traffic may be heavy due to tonight's performance at Ravinia. We appreciate your patience. 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.

Wonderland Express Hours
November 25 – December 15, 2016
Note: Wonderland Express closes at 3 p.m. on December 2.

Garden Grounds*

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Regenstein Center**10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended hours for classes and library)
Closed at 3 p.m. on December 2
Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. - 6 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 and November 25

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. – 5 p.m. daily

Rose Terrace Café


Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Wheelbarrow Shop


Grand Tram Tours


Bright Encounters Tram Tours


Walking Tours


Garden Trolley


Model Railroad Garden


Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition


Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at sunset

Tool Shed Information Center