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Oak Park Conservatory



Oak Park Conservatory


What Wonders Will YOU Discover?

Owned and operated by the Park District of Oak Park, the Conservatory  carries the distinction as one of the top three historical sites in Oak Park drawing up to 30,000 visitors annually. Staff and volunteers grow an astounding 20,000 bedding plants from seeds and cuttings annually that are planted at 90 public parks and sites throughout the village. Read more about the history of the Oak Park Conservatory.

View our Virtual Tour.


The Oak Park Conservatory is available for rental for your next birthday party, special event, memorial service, wedding, or reception. Rent the Conservatory showrooms, Rubinstein Community Room, Rubinstein Memorial Garden, and other spaces within the facility.

Weddings at the Conservatory
Birthday Parties

Baby Showers, Memorials, Corporate Events and more



The Oak Park Conservatory offers year-round programs and events for kids and adults.

Browse Conservatory Classes & Programs
View our Community Special Events

Plant Clinic Tuesdays: Staff can help with gardening questions, plant identification or disease diagnostics. Potting service also available. 2-4pm year-round, (donation suggested)

Conservatory Hours

The Conservatory is located at:
615 Garfield St.
on East Ave directly south of I-290 Expressway
(708) 725-2400

Open Tuesday – Sunday: 10am-4pm. (Closed Mondays)
Visit us Thursday nights until 7pm during the spring and summer!

Visit our Gift Shop open during operating hours.

Discovery Garden Hours:
Open 7 days a week 10am-Dusk

Enter through the main doors of the Conservatory Tue-Sun 10am-4pm.  After the Conservatory is closed, enter through the Discovery Garden gate on the corner of Garfield and East Avenue (Mondays 10am-dusk & Tue-Sun 4pm-dusk). Learn more about the Elsie Jacobsen Discovery Garden.

Holiday Hours:
Open School Holiday Mondays (Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day and Columbus Day.

The Conservatory and Discovery Garden are closed:  New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day (closes 1pm Christmas Eve.Open Christmas Eve).

Free, donations appreciated (suggested donation of $5/person)

Make a donation to the Oak Park Conservatory - Paypal or major credit card accepted!

Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory

The Conservatory has an active support group, the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization whose mission is to promote interest in the Oak Park Conservatory, offer educational and recreational opportunities and support projects that benefit the Oak Park Conservatory. This group adds significantly to the Conservatory through its support and services. FOPCON runs a free weekend Exploration Station  every Saturday and Sunday, September – May. Learn about volunteer opportunities at the conservatory.

Conservatory Tours

Ever wondered about the various ecosystems houses in our three garden showrooms? Have questions about plants you see in the Conservatory? Take a guided tour today! Led by trained docents, tours of the Oak Park Conservatory are available at a cost of $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children under 12.  The minimum fee for a group tour is $20.  Educational tours are free for Oak Park district schools and $1 per child for all other schools.  To schedule a tour, visit the Friends of Oak Park Conservatory website. View our Virtual Tour.

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