Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, January 30, 2015
8 a.m. – sunset (5:05 p.m.)
Garden View Café: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Garden Shop: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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

The Greenhouses and adjacent galleries will have limited access January 26–February 8. From February 9 to 13, they will be closed in preparation for the Orchid Show. From February 14 to March 15, the Greenhouses will be open to Orchid Show ticketed visitors only.

 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