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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.

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.

Conservatory HoursConservatory exterior

Tuesday – Sunday: 10am-4pm

Closed Mondays

Open Thursday Nights till 7pm Starting March 17th!

Plant Clinic Tuesdays 2-4pm year round

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-Sund 4pm-dusk)

Water feature in the garden will be turned on mid-April, weather dependent.

Come see what exciting new things we have in the garden!

Holidays Hours

  • Open School Holiday Mondays (Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day and Columbus Day.
  • The Conservatory and Discovery Garden Closed Holidays:  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)

615 Garfield St.
on East Ave directly south of I-290 Expressway
(708) 725-2400

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

Oak Park Conservatory Guided Tours Are Available!

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.

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