Parking is free for members of the Garden — become a member!
Buy your parking in advance for faster entry.
$25 per car (includes tax)
$10 for senior citizens on Tuesdays (age 62+, includes tax)
$30 per van (includes tax)
$65 per limousine, minibus, bus & RV (includes tax)
Discounts apply for Cook County residents. The Garden reserves the right to ask for proof of residency upon entry.
The Garden would like to thank our active duty U.S. military personnel and/or their families, reservists, and former POWs for their years of service. Please present your ID at the entry gatehouse for free parking (one car/van vehicle per entry).
Parking is free for federal employees who are affected by the government shutdown. Please present your government ID at the Gatehouse.
Parking fees are included in the preregistration fees for school groups. Parking fees are not included for special events.
Museums for All and CPL Museum Passes
As part of the Museums for All program, any visitor with a state-issued EBT card (known as a LINK card) is eligible for a reduced parking fee rate of $10 per passenger vehicle. Must show valid EBT card upon entry. One card per vehicle.
The Chicago Public Library offers Kids' Museum Passports to a number of public institutions, including the Chicago Botanic Garden. To learn about the program, visit the CPL Bibliocommons.
Admission is free. (No pets allowed, except for service animals.)
A free electric vehicle charging station is available at the rear of parking lot 1, and can accommodate two vehicles at a time. It is easily located with the ChargePoint app.
Parking fees subject to change.