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Special Exhibition Packages

Wonderland Express

Available November 24–December 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
December 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Inside the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Regenstein Center, a 10,000-square-foot exhibition of miniature trains winds over bridges, under trestles, past waterfalls, and through more than 80 mini-replicas of Chicago's favorite landmarks.

This blend of artistic wizardry, fanciful design, magnificent horticulture, and of course, the whizzing, whistling miniature trains, provides all with a superb, pride-of-place Chicago holiday experience. Paul Busse, designer of the Model Railroad Garden, created this amazing exhibition exclusively for the Garden's holiday celebration. 

All tour packages include parking admission for bus/cars, Wonderland Express admission, and a 10 percent discount coupon for the Garden Shop.

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The Orchid Show

Available February 10–March 25, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This remarkable floral show is designed to showcase more than 12,000 rare, unusual, and exotic plants from around the world in a seven-room display area. The Orchid Show, the largest show of its kind in the Chicago metropolitan area, provides an oasis of beauty and vibrant color during the height of winter. It will be the perfect escape for your group outing.

All tour packages include motor coach/bus admission, priority drop-off, Orchid Show exhibit admission, and ten percent discount coupons to the Garden Shop. 

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American Craft Exposition

2018 Dates and Packages coming soon.

The American Craft Exposition, one of the country’s premier fine craft shows, is at the Chicago Botanic Garden! Passionate about the arts? This one’s for you. This highly competitive juried show and sale of fine crafts features handcrafted artwork and luxury collections from the country’s leading artists.

All tour packages include motor coach/bus admission, American Craft Exposition admission, and ten percent discount coupons to the Garden Shop.


  • Group visit package prices do not include applicable sales tax
  • 15-guest minimum will apply
  • 50 percent nonrefundable deposit required for booking
  • $200 labor fee applied to groups over 50 guests (applicable to packages with meal)
  • Additional labor fee applies per 50 guests
  • Final guest count and payment due ten business days prior to visit
  • Cancellations must be made at least ten business days prior to visit