Your membership supports our mission.

Make the right choice for you: A Chicago Botanic Garden membership pays for itself in as little as two visits. With your membership, you not only enjoy many members-only privileges but also support the Garden and its mission.

All members enjoy these benefits:

  • Free admission and free parking. Visit the Garden every day, if you would like!
  • Special access and advance sales. Be the first to buy, and get a discount on, ticketed events like Lightscape. Plus, the Garden is open only for members and their guests from 8 to 10 a.m. daily.
  • Everyday discounts. Enjoy 10% discount at the Garden Shop and 20% discount on most classes.

Membership Levels

Household Plus

Our best value! All benefits are for 2 adults and all minor children in household; includes 2 guests each visit.
$189 for 1 year/$368 for 2 years


All benefits and discounts are for 2 adults and all minor children in household.
$149 for 1 year/$288 for 2 years

Individual Plus

All benefits and discounts are for 1 adult; includes 1 guest each visit
$129 for 1 year/$248 for 2 years


All benefits and discounts are for 1 adult.
$109 for 1 year/$208 for 2 years


National membership requires that you live more than 75 miles away from the Garden. All benefits and discounts are for 1 adult.
$72 National Individual for 1 Year

National Individual 1 Year ($72.00)

Donor Level Membership

Special Benefits

Members who support the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Annual Fund with a gift of $300 or more enjoy special benefits with a donor level memberships.

Donor Level Membership

Questions about your account or membership? Visit our FAQ.

Please allow five weeks for your membership materials to arrive in the mail; you can visit the Membership Desk for a temporary card(s) until your packet arrives. For questions, call the Membership Desk at (847) 835-8215.