Reservations are required and are added each day at 10am, Wednesday through Sunday. You may see some blocked out dates into the future because we are only taking reservations two weeks in advance.  

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

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


COVID-19 UPDATE (as of 6/11/2021): The Garfield Park Conservatory is thrilled to announce that the Fern Room is open! Visitors also now have full access to the Aroid House, Desert House and Sugar from the Sun. A 90-minute timed entry reservation includes the indoor gardens and the main outdoor gardens with more than 10 acres to explore! 

All visitors and staff are required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times during their indoor garden visit. Visitors and staff who are vaccinated are not required to wear masks while visiting the outdoor gardens. Please continue to practice social distancing – stay at least six feet away from staff and visitors not in your party. 

The Play and Grow Garden and the Artist’s Garden remain closed at this time. The following indoor rooms remain closed: Horticulture Hall, Jensen Room, and the EMG Children’s Garden. 

Click here to read through our FAQs to help you prepare for a visit. Reservations are required. 

If you need assistance, please contact us at or call 773-638-1766.   

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 6:30pm)

Thursday – Sunday 10am-5pm (last entry at 3:30pm)

Closed Monday and Tuesday


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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

All in-person family programming is cancelled until further notice. 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.