Membership

Membership

Membership

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: We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life.

Orchid Show Tickets for Plus or Donor Level Members

As a plus or donor level member, you are entitled to receive free Orchid Show tickets. A timed ticket is required to enter. To make a reservation, simply log into your online account and reserve your free tickets. These are only valid for one-time use and only during regular show hours, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily.  If you are having trouble reserving tickets, please call our support line (847) 835-6801. You may buy additional tickets at a discounted rate if needed, learn more.

All Member Benefits

Admission

Free admission

Free admission at over 300 gardens and arboreta nationwide

Parking

Free parking

Hours

Members’ only Garden hours 8 – 10 a.m. daily

Discounts

10% discount in the Garden Shop and 20% discount on most classes

Library

Lenhardt Library check-out privileges

Events

Discounts and priority registration for select events including Lightscape and Night of 1000 Jack-o’-Lanterns

Exclusive member appreciation events

Member travel opportunities

Member Level Comparison

   Levels  
Benefits      
 
Individual      
 
Individual      
Plus
Household      
 
Household      
Plus
Director's      
Circle
One year membership cost$109$129$149$189$300
Free admission per visit1 adult1 adult 
plus one guest
2 adults and  
all minor children
2 adults, all minor children, 
plus two guests
2 adults, all minor children,  
plus 6 guests
Membership cards11222
Free parking1 car1 car2 cars2 cars2 cars
One-time use admission passes to share2446
Free Orchid Show tickets246
Advance registration for Camp CBGyesyes
Invitations to special donor eventsyes
 

Become a Member

Additional Donor Level Starting at $300

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.

Learn More

Questions about your account or membership?

Visit our FAQ or call the Membership Desk at (847) 835-8215.    
Please allow five weeks for membership material delivery. For temporary card(s), visit the Membership Desk.