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Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, August 30, 2015
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. (sunset 7:29 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. Please see below for hours.
 
See #CBGSpike Bloom! On the evening the titan arum reaches the peak of bloom, the Garden will remain open to the public until 2 a.m. The regular parking fee will be waived after 9 p.m., but visitors will be restricted to visiting the Semitropical Greenhouse only. No other amenities will be accessible. Read more at chicagobotanic.org/titanSign up for our newsletter to receive notice when Spike blooms.
Please Note: Traffic may be heavy today due to tonight's performance at Ravinia. We appreciate your patience. Approaching the Garden entrance from the east on Green Bay Road can be faster; the members-only lane is on the left. Buy parking in advance.
 

Summer Hours
June 6 – September 7, 2015

Garden Grounds*

7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Gatehouse

7 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. weekends, weather permitting

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Wheelbarrow Shop

Noon – 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday, June 6 – October 4

Grand Tram Tours

Starting June 6
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Weather permitting
Last tour at 2 p.m. on June 19

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

10:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. daily, weather permitting
Last tour at 1:15 p.m. on June 19

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 6, & Sundays June 7 – September 6

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 10 – September 2

Closed at 3 p.m. Friday, June 19

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 23 – September 7

Closed at 3 p.m. Friday, June 19

Weather permitting

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at 6 p.m. daily
Closed at 4 p.m. July 15, August 12, September 2

Tool Shed Information Center

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday