Visit the Oak Park Conservatory

Hours & Admission

We welcome all patrons to visit this community gem! Breathe in some fresh air as you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. No advance registration is needed, except for groups of 10 or more. To pre-register, call 708-725-2400.

Located in historic Oak Park, Illinois, the Oak Park Conservatory carries the distinction as one of the top three historical sites in Oak Park, drawing over 50,000 visitors annually. Free to the public, the Oak Park Conservatory offers a rich atmosphere of flora and fauna throughout three indoor Conservatory showrooms including a Mediterranean Room, Tropical Room, and Desert Room. Urban outdoor gardens surround this city escape, representing Illinois native ecosystems in the outdoor Elsie Jacobsen Discovery Garden & Rubinstein Garden. Sweeps of Illinois native grasses welcome you as you enter our front doors. Come and visit our hidden oasis.

The Oak Park Conservatory is owned and operated by the Park District of Oak Park.



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

Groups of 10 or more need advance registration. To pre-register, call 708-725-2400 for admission.

Hours & Directions


Mondays: Closed

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00A-4:00P

Holiday Hours


Closed on the following holidays:


  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Photo Permits


Photography permits are required for any posed non-commercial or commercial photography/videography at the Oak Park Conservatory taken by professional or amateur photographers/videographers. Examples of non-commercial photography include weddings, engagement, maternity, family, or individual portraits. Get your permit today!

Contact Us

Main Phone: 708-725-2400 (for information on visiting, hours, directions, rentals)

Plant Help Desk: 708-724-2453

Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory: 708-725-2460 (for information on volunteering, tours)