Garden Tours & Trams

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With 385 acres to explore at the Garden, where do you begin? Enjoy a tram tour for an overview of popular areas. Return each season to experience transformed views. Listen to an informative narration by your guide as you ride through the colorful landscape!

Face coverings are required for anyone 2 years and older on the tram tour.

Grand Tram Tours run daily from mid-July through October and last about 40 minutes each. Upon your arrival at the Garden, drop by the Visitor Center, or stop at any ticket location to purchase ticket(s) for your desired departure time. Tickets are limited. Trams are wheelchair accessible. Tour packages are available for groups of 15 or more.

Grand Tram Tour

Get carried away on this 2.3-mile narrated tour! Learn the history and science of the Garden while viewing highlights including the McDonald Woods, Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden, the new Learning Campus, and others. Enjoy views alongside the Garden’s 81 acres of water!

Optional stops allow passengers to step off the tram to tour sites including the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, Dixon Prairie, and the Regenstein Center.

Prices Members Nonmembers
Adults $7 $8
Seniors $6 $7
Children (3–12 yrs) $5 $6
Children (2 and under) Free Free
Ten-visit pass: $50 $60

Generously supported by

BMO Bank

 Special offer to all BMO Harris Bank customers: Buy one ticket for the Grand Tram with any BMO Harris credit/debit card and get one ticket free (free ticket is equal or lesser value, on-site purchases only).