Garfield Park Conservatory Reservations

Reservations are free and required to enter. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up reservations are prioritized for Garfield Park & West Side neighbors and members if available. Bookings to the Conservatory gardens are available up to 30 days out.

Group Reservations to the Conservatory

Groups who would like the option of an orientation, or youth groups who would like an educational field trip with an orientation or other experience, should use one of our group booking listings.

Click here for in-person field trips for school and youth groups and click here for adult groups.

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 7:15pm)

Thursday – Sunday 10am-5pm (last entry at 4:15pm)

Closed Monday and Tuesday


The Conservatory opens at 9:30am on weekdays for school field trips only.


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

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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 appropriate for groups who need a staff guided experience (though your time in the plant collection will be self-guided).

Click here for adult groups.

Click here for school, 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.