Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, October 28, 2021
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Fall Hours

September 7 – October 31, 2021

October 13 – 17 and 20 – 24, the Garden will close at 5 p.m. and reopen at 6 p.m for Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns ticketed guests only.

Garden Grounds* 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Plant Information Service Closed
Plant Information Hotline

Closed

Lenhardt Library

12 – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday
Also by appointment
Closed Holidays

Garden View Café 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Garden Grille

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily
weather permitting

Esplanade Grab & Go Café

Closed

Rose Terrace Beer Garden
Closed
Garden Shop 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Grand Tram Tours

Until October 10
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends
Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours Closed
Walking Tours

Closed

Model Railroad Garden

Until October 10
10 a.m. – 5 pm daily
weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition Closed
Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at 5 p.m.

Tool Shed Information Center

Closed

 

Winter Hours During Lightscape Show*

November 1, 2021 – January 2, 2022

*The Garden will close at 3 p.m. and reopen at 4 p.m. on Lightscape nights for ticket holders only. See other Lightscape adjustments below.

Garden Grounds

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; reopens at 4 p.m on Lightscape show dates*

Regenstein Center** 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; reopens at 4:30 p.m. on Lightscape show dates*

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Plant Information Service Walk-up Window

12 – 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
Closed Holidays

Plant Information Hotline

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
Closed Holidays

Lenhardt Library

12 – 3 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday; also by appointment
Closed holidays

Garden View Café

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily
Closed Dec. 25

Rose Terrace Beer Garden

Closed

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; daily, reopens at 4:30 p.m. on Lightscape show dates.* Closed Dec. 25

Wheelbarrow Shop

Closed

Grand Tram Tours

Closed

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

Closed

Walking Tours

Closed

Garden Trolley

Closed

Model Railroad Garden

Closed

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition

Closed

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at 3 p.m.

Tool Shed Information Center

Closed

 

Winter Hours

January 3 – 31, 2022

Garden Grounds*

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Regenstein Center and Greenhouses**

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Plant Information Service Walk-up Window

12 – 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
Closed Holidays

Plant Information Hotline

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
Closed Holidays

Lenhardt Library

12 – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday; also by appointment
Closed holidays

Garden View Café

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

Rose Terrace Beer Garden

Closed

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

Grand Tram Tours

Closed

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

Closed

Walking Tours

Closed

Garden Shuttle

Closed

Model Railroad Garden

Closed

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition

Closed

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at 4 p.m.

Tool Shed Information Center

Closed