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Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, February 7, 2016
8 a.m. – sunset (5:15 p.m.)
Garden View Café: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is open every day of the year. Please see below for hours.
Please note: Only the Arid Greenhouse is open January 25 – February 7; February 8 – 12 all the Greenhouses will be closed. From February 13 – March 13, the Greenhouses will be open to Orchid Show ticketed visitors only.

Summer Hours
June 4 – September 5, 2016

Note: On Saturday, June 18, the Garden & services listed below will close at 3 p.m. for the Summer Dinner Dance.

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.)

Rose Terrace Café

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily, weather permitting

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Wheelbarrow Shop

Noon – 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday, June 4 – October 2

Grand Tram Tours

Starting June 4
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Weather permitting
Last tour at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. daily, weather permitting
Last tour at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 18

Walking Tours

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 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. only on Saturday, June 4, & Sundays June 5 – September 4

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 8 – August 31

Closed at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 21 – September 5

Closed at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18

Weather permitting

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at 6 p.m. daily
Closed at 4 p.m. July 13, August 17, September 7

Tool Shed Information Center

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday