Garfield Park Conservatory COVID-19 Update 2/28/2022: Effective for visits starting March 2, 2022, face coverings and the vaccine requirement are lifted and visitors will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination or wear a mask in order to use indoor park facilities.

While face coverings are not required, we strongly recommend that individuals continue to wear face coverings if they are unvaccinated or immunocompromised, or if they are interacting with people that are unvaccinated, including children under the age of five. Additionally, visitors may choose to continue to wear a mask, and we fully encourage and support that decision. All Conservatory staff and volunteers will respect and accept all individual preferences with regard to face coverings.

We are free, but please make a reservation online in advance to ensure there is space available on the day and time you’d like to visit.  Walk-up reservations are prioritized for Garfield Park & West Side neighbors and members if available. Reservations are added each day at 10am, Wednesday-Sunday. You may see some blocked out dates into the future because we are only taking reservations two weeks in advance.  

Reservations can be made for parties of up to 9 people. When reserving a time, please indicate the number of children and adults in your party. Every person in  your party needs to be included in your reservation. If your party is 10 or more you will need to book as a group. Group bookings are available on a limited basis. Click here for in-person field trips for school and youth groups and click here for adult groups.

Hours: Wednesdays 10am-8pm and Thursday through Sunday 10am-5pm.

  • Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of your ticket time. Late arrivals may be denied entry.
  • Can’t find a reservation at the time you want? Additional reservations are set aside for Members and Garfield Park neighbors. Become a member here. Neighbors call 773-638-1766 or email
  • Click here to read through our FAQs to help you prepare for a visit. 
  • If you need assistance, please contact us at or call 773-638-1766.   

Visitors  have full access to the Fern Room, Aroid House, Desert House, Sugar from the Sun and Horticulture Hall. 

The following indoor rooms remain closed: Jensen Room and the EMG Children’s Garden. 

Location & Hours

300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624

We are located near the intersection of North Central Park Ave. and Lake St.   

Wednesday 10am-8pm (last entry at 7:00pm)

Thursday – Sunday 10am-5pm (last entry at 4:00pm)

Closed Monday and Tuesday


The Gift Shop has reopened for in-person shopping! You can still shop online.  Learn more.


  • Wednesday, 10am – 6pm
  • Thursday-Sunday, 10am – 4:30pm
  • Closed Monday & Tuesday

Shop Online


Visits remain FREE! We accept donations from those who are able and want to give. You can donate at time of reservation or at any time on our website here:   


Group visit reservations are available on a limited basis.

Click here for adult groups.

Click here for camp and youth groups.

For questions, please contact

Check out our Resource Center to find at-home nature education activities for all ages


PARKING: We have FREE parking in the Visitor’s Parking Lot just south of the Conservatory entrance., as well as Bike Corrals and a Divvy bike station in front of the building on Central Park Avenue.

You can also take the Green Line to the Conservatory Stop. You won’t miss us, we’re the huge glass building just north of Lake Street on the West side of the street.



The Garfield Park Conservatory is committed to providing a quality experience for all visitors. If you would like to request an accommodation for an upcoming visit, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance by emailing or calling 773-638-1766. Learn more about accessibility at the Conservatory.

Please note, there are active beehives on the south end of the campus.