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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, September 21, 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.

Winter Hours During Lightscape Show*
November 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

*
November 20 – 24, 29 – 30; December 1, 4 – 8, 11 – 15, 18 – 23, 26 – 31; January 1 – 5; the Garden will close at 3 p.m. reopen at 4 p.m. for Lightscape show ticket holders only. See other Lightscape adjustments below.

Garden Grounds

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, except on Lightscape show dates*
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. reopens at 4 p.m on Lightscape show dates*

Regenstein Center** 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (extended hours for classes and library)
Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

10 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily except on Lightscape show dates*
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; reopens at 4:30 p.m. on Lightscape show dates*

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

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Plant Information Service Walk-up Window

Noon – 2 p.m. Wednesday – Friday, Closed holidays

Plant Information Hotline

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday, Closed holidays and November 29

Lenhardt Library

Noon – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday
Closed at 3 p.m. on Lightscape show dates*
Also by appointment
Closed holidays

Garden View Café

8 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily except on Lightscape show dates*
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; reopens at 4:30 p.m. on Lightscape show dates*

Rose Terrace Beer Garden

Closed

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily except on Lightscape show dates*
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; reopens at 4:30 p.m. on Lightscape show dates*

Wheelbarrow Shop

Closed

Grand Tram Tours

Closed

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

Closed

Walking Tours

Closed

Garden Trolley

Closed

Model Railroad Garden

Closed

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition

Closed

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at sunset

Tool Shed Information Center

Closed