Hours of Operation 2014

Hours today

Today, August 30, 2014
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. (sunset 7:28 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.
Please note: Due to the nice weather lines are longer than usual when entering the Garden. Members can use the left-hand (members only) lane. Approaching the entrance from the east on Lake Cook Road can make entry easier. Buy your parking in advance for faster entry.
 Fall Hours
September 2 – October 31, 2014
Garden Grounds*

8 a.m. – sunset

Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily (extended hours for class participants)

Gatehouse

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. as of September 2
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. as of October

Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center

9 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 Café

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Rose Terrace Café

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. weekends

Weather permitting

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Wheelbarrow Shop

Noon – 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday through October 5

Grand Tram Tours

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends through October 26

Weather permitting

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. weekdays September 2 – October 26
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekends

Weather permitting

Walking Tours

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday – Friday through mid-October
Inquire at Information Desk for confirmed departure times from Crescent Garden.

Weather permitting

Garden Trolley

Closed

Model Railroad Garden

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through October 26

Weather permitting

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition Closed
Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at 6 p.m.

Tool Shed Information Center

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday