November 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Open 10 am. to 6 p.m. daily
Early closing days:
December 24, 3 p.m.
December 25 closed all day
Inside the Regenstein Center, watch miniature trains wind through a village of tiny Chicago landmarks created from natural materials. At Krehbiel Gallery, visit an English country train platform and view a video on the creation of Wonderland Express. Tour decorated trees in the Joutras Gallery and take in a gingerbread village display. A display of 750,000 lights trim the experience from the entrance to the magical courtyards awaiting your arrival. Click here for Caboose Café hours.
Win a free hot cocoa when you play our online scavenger hunt with your smartphone at Wonderland Express! Download the SCVNGR app from iTunes or Google Play and answer our 4-question challenge correctly to redeem your free cocoa at the Garden Café or Caboose Café. Offer is limited to one free cocoa per visitor.
The Chicago Botanic Garden hosts carolers as part of the Wonderland Express exhibition.
Family Drop-in Activities
Half-price Tuesdays are generously supported by Grainger
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