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The Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the nation’s premier conservatories with six multi-faceted greenhouses and two grand exhibition halls.  Nestled on the west side of Chicago, this hidden gem is a tropical paradise all year long right here in the Midwest!  In addition to our gorgeous plant collection, we have weekly free programming for families, dynamic exhibits, classes and tours for curious adults, volunteer opportunities and much more, so plan your next visit now!

Interested in hosting your own event here? Looking for the perfect backdrop for any special occasion? You’ve found it!  Host your wedding, reunion, business meeting, graduation or birthday party right here.  For more information on how to make this oasis yours for the day (or night!), visit our room rental information page.

Location & Hours

300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624

The Garfield Park Conservatory is located at the intersection of North Central Park Ave. and Lake St.

Daily: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesdays: 9:00am to 8:00pm


We are FREE and open to the public every day, 365 days a year. We do ask for a donation at the door.

We even have FREE special programming for families and adults, as well as innovative exhibits throughout the year. Visit our events section to learn more!

Getting Here

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.

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 St. on the West side of the street.

Food & Drink

Grab a snack from the Conservatory Gift Shop or pack a picnic and enjoy it at our bistro tables in Horticulture Hall or outside on the Bluestone Terrace!

Gift Shop

Gift Shop Hours
Mon.-Fri.: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sat.-Sun.: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Private Events and Photography

The Conservatory is a beautiful backdrop for all types of events and photos!

Group Visits

Groups of 10 or more people must book their visit ahead of time:
Book a School Field Trip!
Book a youth group!
Book an adult group!

Adult Programs

Our Adult Programs range from a casual drop-in to in-depth classes and workshops, providing a place to expand your knowledge.
Find out more!

Family Programs

We have at least 15 hours of hands-on, nature-based family programming every WEEK at the Conservatory. It’s the perfect Chicago spot for your kids to connect to nature all year round! Find out more!