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Hours of Operation

Traffic Alert and Garden Closures:

Travel suggestions: Traffic may be heavy due to tonight's performance at Ravinia. We appreciate your patience. Approaching the Garden entrance from the east on Lake Cook Road can be faster; the members-only lane is on the left. Buy parking in advance.

Hours today

Today, June 22, 2018
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 4 – September 3, 2018

On Friday, June 15, 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

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday 

Noon – 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Closed holidays

Lenhardt Library

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday
Extended hours until 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Noon – 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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

Open daily beginning June 5, weather permitting
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday – Tuesday
11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday – Friday
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday
The beer garden may close at 3 p.m. on select weekend days for private events.

TrueJuice at the Fruit & Vegetable Garden

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends

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

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 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 2

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 6 – August 29

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