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Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, December 10, 2016
8 a.m. – 5 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.

EARLY CLOSING DAYS FOR WONDERLAND EXPRESS:
December 2, 9, 24: Wonderland closes at 3 p.m. (last ticket sold at 2 p.m.)*
December 25: Wonderland closed all day
*Early closings apply to the Wonderland Express exhibition only
Spring Hours
March 1 – June 2, 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 Center9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Plant Information Service

March 1 – 31
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday
April 1 – June 2
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 CaféMarch 1 – 31
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
April 1 – June 2
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Rose Terrace Café

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. select weekends in May

Weather permitting

Garden Shop

March 1 – 31
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
April 1 – June 2
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Wheelbarrow ShopNoon – 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday, Starting May 20
Grand Tram Tours

Starting April 24
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily
May 1 – June 2
10 a.m. – 4 p.m weekdays
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends
Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

Starting April 24

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m daily
May 1 – June 2
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m weekdays
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekends
Weather permitting

Walking ToursBegins June 5
Garden Trolley

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sundays, May 14 – September 3

Runs from Glencoe Metra station to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Model Railroad Garden

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily starting May 13

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition10 a.m. – 5 p.m. starting May 27
Weather permitting
Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable GardenClosed at 6 p.m.
Tool Shed Information CenterStarting mid-May, open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday