Visit Lurie Garden

Everyone is welcome to visit the garden free of charge. Come see our beautiful oasis in Millennium Park!


6am – 11pm* everyday


Southeastern end of Millennium Park in Chicago, IL


There is minimal meter street parking in the Millennium Park area. Paid parking is also available in the Millennium Park Garages, where space depends on availability.

*Temporary garden closures/cancellations

There are no scheduled closures/cancellations at this time.

Have questions or thoughts to share?

Check out our FAQ, send us a message, or give us a call at (312) 228-1004 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm)

Lurie Garden
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 228-1004
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In order to maintain our garden’s health, beauty, and peacefulness we ask all visitors to enjoy this shared space while following these rules:
  • Enjoy walks on the public pathways only. Please don’t step or walk in the garden beds.
  • Please do not pick any flowers or dig in the garden.
  • We invite you to sit and relax! Please do not climb or stand on the stone walls or stand in the water.
  • Drone flying in the garden is not permitted.
  • Please abstain from smoking in the garden.
  • Please walk your bike in the garden and refrain from rollerblading and skateboarding in the park.
  • No loud noise or music playing in the garden.
  • Soliciting will not be permitted in the garden
  • Please do not bring glassware into the garden.
  • Service animals only are welcome, please do not bring dogs or other pets into the garden.

Free Tours

Guided walks in Lurie Garden take place each Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from May – September. Tours highlight elements of the garden’s design, its plant life and how this applies to your home garden.

Tours are sometimes cancelled due to staffing issues, garden closures, or weather. Please check back here or on our Facebook page for other possible cancellations. Individual tours can take between 5 – 25 minutes, depending on the amount of time you may have available. All tours are drop-in, first come/first serve and do not require registration or a fee. Tours meet at the white tour tent located at the south end of the garden’s central boardwalk. Typically, these tours can accommodate 5 – 8 people. For larger groups, private tours can be arranged by sending us a message.

Lurie Garden Free Programming

Registration for Lurie Garden Programs is now open! Lurie Garden’s unique programs are designed to inspire individuals and families of all ages to learn about and enjoy the natural world.

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