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Hours of Operation

Greenhouse Alert:

Please note: From February 11 – March 26, the Greenhouses will be open to Orchid Show ticketed visitors only.

Hours today

Today, March 26, 2017
8 a.m. – 7 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.
Fall Hours
September 5 – October 31, 2017
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

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. – 5 p.m. daily

Garden Grille

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. weekends

Weather permitting

Rose Terrace Beer Garden

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends through October 29

Weather permitting

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Wheelbarrow Shop

Open September 23 and 24, noon – 4 p.m.

Grand Tram Tours

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends through October 29

Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. weekdays September 5 – October 29
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekends

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 15 – 17,  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 29

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