Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, December 21, 2014
Grounds: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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

The Greenhouses will close early on the following dates:

  • December 24: Greenhouses and Wonderland Express close at 3 p.m.; the Garden grounds remain open until 6 p.m.
  • December 25: All buildings are closed; the Garden grounds are open until sunset.

The Garden View Café will close for general cleaning and Maintenance on January 12 and 13. A temporary café will be available in the Lakeside Room in the Visitor Center.

 Spring Hours
April 1 – June 5, 2015
Garden Grounds*8 a.m. – sunset
Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

The Regenstein Center will be closed April 10 to 13. The Lenhardt Library and Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden will remain open during that time. The Regenstein Center and The Greenhouses will be closed from April 14 to 19.

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
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 ShopNoon – 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday, May 23 – October 4
Grand Tram Tours

Starting April 25
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily
May 1 – June 5
10 a.m. – 4 p.m weekdays
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends
Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

Starting April 25

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m daily
May 1 – June 5
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m weekdays
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekends
Weather permitting

Walking ToursBegins June 8
Garden Trolley

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sundays, May 10 – September 6

Runs from Glencoe Metra station to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Model Railroad Garden

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily starting May 9

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition10 a.m. – 5 p.m. starting May 23
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