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Plan Your Visit

Hours today

Today, June 30, 2016
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Garden View Café: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Entrance in summer

Hours of Operation


Public Transportation

Admission is free. (No pets allowed, except for service animals.)

Member parking
Parking is free for members of the Garden — become a member!

Parking Fees
Buy your parking in advance for faster entry.
per car on weekdays; $30 per car on weekends and federal holidays (includes tax)
$10 for senior citizens on Tuesdays (includes tax)
$30 per van (includes tax)
$65 per limousine, minibus, bus & RV (includes tax)
Discounts apply for Cook County residents.
The Garden reserves the right to ask for proof of residency upon entry.

Valet parking: July 2 & 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $10 per vehicle; $5 for seniors, President's Circle members, and those with disabilities. Regular parking fees apply. Pick-up and drop-off in parking lot 1.

Museums for All
As part of the Museums for All program, any visitor with a state-issued EBT card (known as a LINK card) is eligible for a reduced parking fee rate of $10 per passenger vehicle. Must show valid EBT card upon entry. One card per vehicle.

The Garden would like to thank our active duty U.S. military personnel and/or their families, reservists, and former POWs for their years of service. Please present your ID at the entry gatehouse for free parking (one car/van vehicle per entry).

Parking fees are included in the preregistration fees for school groups. Parking fees are not included for special events.

A free electric vehicle charging station is available at the rear of parking lot 1, and can accommodate two vehicles at a time. It is easily located with the ChargePoint app.