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Hours of Operation

Hours today

Today, July 5, 2015
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. (sunset 8:31 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.
Travel suggestions: Approaching the Garden entrance from the east on Green Bay Road can be faster; the members-only lane is on the left. Buy parking in advance. Valet parking is available Saturday and Sunday.
 

Winter Hours
November 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016

The Greenhouses and adjacent galleries will have limited access January 25 – February 7; from February 8 – 12, they will be closed in preparation for the Orchid Show. From February 13 – March 13, the Greenhouses will be open to Orchid Show ticketed visitors only.

Wonderland Express Hours
November 27, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Note: Wonderland Express will be closed on December 25. The event closes at 3 p.m. on December 24.

Garden Grounds*

8 a.m. – sunset

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Regenstein Center**

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
The Regenstein Center will be closed to the public from November 16 – 26 for the set up of Wonderland Express. Lenhardt Library and the Greenhouses are open.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
closed at 3 p.m. on December 4
GatehouseNovember: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
December: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
January and February:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
March: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (after daylight savings, 6 p.m. on weekends)
8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Visitor Center Membership and Information Desks

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Plant Information Service

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday
Closed holidays and November 26

Lenhardt Library

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday
Extended hours until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
Noon – 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Closed holidays
February 13 – March 13 extended weekend hours
Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Open President's Day

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday
Extended hours until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
Noon – 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Closed holidays

Garden View Café

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Closed at 3 p.m. on November 26

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Closed at 3 p.m. on December 24
Closed December 25

Rose Terrace Café

Closed

Closed

Garden Shop

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Closed November 26

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Closed at 3 p.m. on December 24
Closed December 25

Wheelbarrow Shop

Closed

Closed

Grand Tram Tours

Closed

Closed

Bright Encounters Tram Tours

Closed

Closed

Walking Tours

Closed

Closed

Garden Trolley

Closed

Closed

Model Railroad Garden

Closed

Closed

Butterflies & Blooms Exhibition

Closed

Closed

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Closed at sunset

Closed at sunset

Tool Shed Information Center

Closed

Closed