Visit

We encourage visitors to make a reservation online in advance to ensure there is space available on the day and time you’d like to visit.  Walk-ups are welcome if there is space 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 school and youth groups, and click here for adult groups.

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

When making a reservation, choose between a visit to the Conservatory, or a visit that includes our special exhibit Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter, on display in the Artist’s Garden through October 17 (or until weather permits). Featuring the flowers and fruit that inspired the paintings of the incredible African American artist. The special exhibit is $5 for Adults; free for kids, people who live in Garfield Park and Members. Neighbors call 773-638-1766 or email visitors@garfieldpark.org.

  • Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of your ticket time. Due to Covid-19 precautions, 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 visitors@garfieldpark.org.
  • Click here to read through our FAQs to help you prepare for a visit. 
  • If you need assistance, please contact us at visitors@garfieldpark.org or call 773-638-1766.   

COVID-19 UPDATE (as of 8/2/2021): Mask Policy Update: In accordance with updated recommendations from the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Garfield Park Conservatory is revising its indoor mask policy due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Chicago. Face coverings are now required for all individuals in all public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required for the outdoor gardens.

The Garfield Park Conservatory is thrilled to announce the reopening of the Artist’s Garden with the exhibit, Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter. And the Play & Grow Garden is now open outdoors. Visitors also 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 6:30pm)

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

Closed Monday and Tuesday

GIFT SHOP:

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

Hours:

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

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Admission

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: garfieldconservatory.org/donate   

GROUP VISITS:

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 groups@garfieldpark.org

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

Directions

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.

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ACCESSIBILITY AT THE CONSERVATORY:

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 visitors@garfieldpark.org or calling 773-638-1766. Learn more about accessibility at the Conservatory.