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Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, April 25, 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
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