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Hours of Operation

Traffic Alert and Garden Closures:

Dundee Road Closure through October 31, 2019: Dundee Road is closed to traffic between Waukegan Road and Skokie Boulevard. Traffic is detoured to Lake Cook Road via Waukegan Road and Skokie Boulevard.

Hours today

Today, May 21, 2019
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Garden View Café: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is open every day of the year.

Spring Hours
March 1 – June 2, 2019

On May 3 & 4, the Garden will close at 6 p.m. and will reopen at 7 p.m. only for ticketed guests to Night Lights.

Garden Grounds* 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily March 1 – 31
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily beginning April 1

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Plant Information Service

March 1 – 31, Noon – 2 p.m. Wednesday – Friday
April 1 – June 2, Noon – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday

Closed holidays

Plant Information Hotline

March 1 – 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. weekdays
April 1 – June 2
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays
Noon – 4 p.m. weekends

Lenhardt Library

Noon – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday
Also by appointment

Closed holidays

Garden View Café March 1 – 31
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
April 1 – June 1
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Garden Grille

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. select weekends in May

Weather permitting

Rose Terrace Beer Garden

Memorial Day weekend, May 25–27
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Weather permitting

TrueJuice at the Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Opens May 25
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends

Garden Shop

March 1–31
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
April 1 – June 1
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Grand Tram Tours

Starting April 22
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily
May 1 – June 2
10 a.m. – 4 p.m weekdays
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends
Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

Starting April 22

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m daily
May 1 – June 2
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m weekdays
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekends
Weather permitting

Walking Tours Begins June 3
Garden Trolley

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sundays, May 12 – September 1

Runs from Glencoe Metra station to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Model Railroad Garden

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily starting May 11

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. starting May 25
Weather permitting
Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden Closed at 6 p.m.
Tool Shed Information Center Starting mid-May, open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday