Family Activities:

Chicago Botanic Garden


Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, 60022, IL

The Chicago Botanic Garden is located in Glencoe, Illinois, about 30 minutes outside of Chicago. There are 26 gardens and four natural areas to explore, including a waterfall garden, railroad garden and fruit and vegetable garden. The Children’s Growing Garden is great for little ones who want to enjoy hands-on experiences. Kids can plant, water and harvest plants, flowers and vegetables. Year-round activities for families include story times, crafts, festivals and more.

Onsite dining is available at the Garden View Cafe, which offers salads, soups, sandwiches and specialty drinks. On-the-go options are also available. The cafe is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset. Admission is free, though parking is $25 per vehicle on weekdays, and $30 per vehicle on weekends and federal holidays.