• Directions


The Conservatory is Located Just Ten Minutes from Downtown Chicago


The Garfield Park Conservatory is located at 300 N. Central Park Ave., 10 minutes west of downtown Chicago and easily accessible by automobile or public transportation. We are open 365 days a year, and provide free parking adjacent to the museum. To help plan your visit please view the Google map and the following information.

Public Transportation

Think Green! Take the CTA Green Line to the Conservatory-Central Park Drive Station. The station is just steps away from the Garfield Park Conservatory. For public transportation information view one of the following Chicago Transit Authority links.

Note: the Conservatory is located at the “Conservatory-Central Park” stop of the Green Line on the West Side of Chicago, not the “Garfield” stop on the South Side at 55th St.


For bus, taxi and automobile drop-off of passengers there is a designated drop-off area directly in front of the Conservatory's main entrance on Central Park Ave. View the Garfield Park Conservatory Campus Map for more information.

Due to difficulties with timely cab service, we recommend using services such as Uber if you need a ride to or from the Conservatory.


The Garfield Park Conservatory is easily accessed by bicycle, and bike racks are provided at the entrance to the Conservatory. To plan your route, visit the City of Chicago Bike Map.


Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). Exit at Independence Boulevard (Exit 26A) and travel north. Turn right (east) onto Washington Boulevard. Turn left (north) onto Central Park Avenue (3600W). Travel two blocks north past the Garfield Park Golden Dome field house and the Lake Street public transit line. The Conservatory is on the west side of the street at 300 N. Central Park Ave.