Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, February 24, 2020
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Garden View Café: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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

Winter Hours

November 1 – February 29, 2020

January 20 – February 2, the Greenhouses will have limited access. February 3 – 7, the Greenhouses are closed. February 3 – March 22, the Greenhouses will be open to Orchid Show ticketed visitors 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. daily

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

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Plant Information Service Walk-up Window

Noon – 2 p.m. Wednesday – Friday, Closed holidays

Plant Information Hotline

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday, Closed holidays

Lenhardt Library

Noon – 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 Trolley

Closed

Model Railroad Garden

Closed

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition

Closed

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at sunset

Tool Shed Information Center

Closed

 

Spring Hours

March 1 – June 7, 2020

February 3 – March 22, the Greenhouses will be open to Orchid Show ticketed visitors only.

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 7, Noon – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday
Closed holidays

Plant Information Hotline

March 1 – 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. weekdays
April 1 – June 7
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 23
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weather permitting

TrueJuice at the Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Opens May 23
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 27
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily
May 1 – June 5
10 a.m. – 4 p.m weekdays
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends
Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

Starting April 27
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m daily
May 1 – June 5
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m weekdays
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekends
Weather permitting

Walking Tours Begins June 8
Garden Trolley

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sundays, May 10 – September 6

Runs from Glencoe Metra station to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Model Railroad Garden

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

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. starting May 23
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