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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.

Fall Hours
September 3 – October 31, 2019

October 16 – 20 and 23 – 27, the Garden will close at 5 p.m. and reopen at 6 p.m for Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns ticketed guests 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. – 6 p.m. daily

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

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

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. – 5 p.m. daily

Garden Grille

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. weekends

Weather permitting

Rose Terrace Beer Garden

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. weekends through September 29

Weather permitting

TrueJuice at the Fruit & Vegetable Garden

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Grand Tram Tours

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends through October 27

Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. weekdays
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekends through October 27

Weather permitting

Walking Tours

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday through mid-October
Inquire at Information Desk for confirmed departure times from Crescent Garden.
Weather permitting

Garden Trolley

September 20 – 22, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Runs from Glencoe Metra station to Chicago Botanic Garden

Model Railroad Garden

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through October 20

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition  Closed
Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at 6 p.m.

Tool Shed Information Center

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday