Hours of Operation 2014

Hours today

Today, April 18, 2014
8 a.m. – sunset (7:37 p.m.)

The Chicago Botanic Garden is open every day of the year. Please see below for hours.

 Spring Hours
April 1 – June 6, 2014
Garden Grounds*8 a.m. – sunset
Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

The Regenstein Center will be closed April 4 to 10. The Lenhardt Library and Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden will remain open during that time. The Greenhouses will be closed from April 8 to 14.

Gatehouse

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. in April on weekdays

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekends

7 a.m. – 8 p.m. in May

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

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 Café8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, closed at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9
Rose Terrace Café

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

Weather permitting

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Wheelbarrow Shop11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday, May 23 – October 5
Grand Tram Tours

Starting April 19
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

Starting April 26

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m weekdays
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. weekends 
May 1 – 31
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m weekdays
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekends 

Weather permitting

Walking ToursBegins June 2
Garden Trolley

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sundays, May 11 – August 31 

Runs from Glencoe Metra station to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Model Railroad Garden

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

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition10 a.m. – 5 p.m. starting May 24
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