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Hours of Operation

Traffic Alert and Garden Closures:

Friday, June 21: The Chicago Botanic Garden will close at 3 p.m. for an event that supports our science and education programs.

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, June 18, 2019
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Garden View Café: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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

Summer Hours
June 3 – September 2, 2019

On Friday, June 21, the Garden and services listed below will close at 3 p.m. for an event that supports our science and education programs.

Garden Grounds*

7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

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

9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily (the building and rooftop garden is subject to early closing, contact the Information Desk for details)

Plant Information Service

Noon – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday

Closed holidays

Plant Information Hotline

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

8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily (last order taken at 8:30 p.m.)
Closed at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 21

Garden Grille

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily (last order taken at 8:30 p.m.), weather permitting
Closed at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 21

Rose Terrace Beer Garden

11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday – Tuesday
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday – Friday
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday
weather permitting
The beer garden may close at 3 p.m. on select days for private events.

TrueJuice at the Fruit & Vegetable Garden

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends, in addition September 2

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily
Closed at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 21

Grand Tram Tours

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Weather permitting
last tour on Friday, June 21 at 2 p.m.

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. daily, weather permitting
last tour on Friday, June 21 at 1:15 p.m.

Complimentary Walking Tours

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday
Inquire at Information Desk for confirmed departure times.
Meets at the Crescent Garden, weather permitting

Garden Trolley

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Sundays through September 1

Runs from Glencoe Metra station to Chicago Botanic Garden

Model Railroad Garden

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays from June 5 – August 28

Weather permitting
Closed at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 21

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Weather permitting
Closed at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 21

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at 6 p.m. daily

Tool Shed Information Center

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday