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Hours of Operation

Traffic Alert and Garden Closures:

Traffic Alert: Traffic may be heavy this weekend. We appreciate your patience. Members, use the members-only lane on the left. Buy parking in advance.

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, August 25, 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

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.)

Garden Grille

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily (last order taken at 8:30 p.m.) weather permitting

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

Grand Tram Tours

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. daily, weather permitting

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

Metra Shuttle

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

Leaves the Chicago Botanic Garden 20 minutes before each northbound and southbound train scheduled to arrive at the Glencoe Metra Station.

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

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Weather permitting

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at 6 p.m. daily

Tool Shed Information Center

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday