Address: 125 W Fullerton Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
Hours for 2023: The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is closed for the season.
Daytime Phone: (773) 883-7275
Chicago Park District 24-Hour Security: (312) 747-2193
Handicap Accessibility: The Lily Pool is handicapped accessible, except for a section of the main walkway adjacent to the waterfall. Wheelchair entrance and adjacent parking can be accessed on Cannon Dr. just south of Fullerton Pkwy before entering the Lincoln Park Zoo parking kiosks.
Docent Tours: Volunteer docents are on-site mid-May to October, Fridays from 1pm-4pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-2pm. Limited Private and Group tours are available by appointment with at least seven days advance notice. Please contact Amelia Pollock for more information.
Permits: Events, professional photography, and filming require a permit in advance – contact us at (773) 883-7275.
Visitor Etiquette: While visiting the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, please:
Photography Guidelines: To ensure a positive experience for all, please:
Visitors are welcome to take photos for personal use.
Permits are required for posed and commercial uses:
To obtain a photography permit, email us at:
Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in you being asked to leave the Lily Pool.
Address: 2391 N Stockton Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
Daytime Phone: (773) 883-7275
Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, last admission at 2:00 pm.
We’re excited to welcome people to the Lincoln Park Conservatory!
Registration is required for entry. Entry every 30-minutes from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, all guests must exit by 3:00 pm. Please arrive at the START of your ticket time. Late arrivals may be denied entry. There is no entry after 2:30pm.
We are free, but please make a reservation online in advance to ensure there is space available on the day and time you’d like to visit. Walk-up reservations are typically available.
Can’t find a reservation at the time you want? Please email us at LPCEvents@lincolnparkconservancy.org
Reservations will be open four (4) weeks in advance of the day of the event. If you are unable to get tickets now, check back, we’ll release more soon.
To book a reservation, visit our Eventbrite page.
If you can no longer use your ticket, please cancel it so others can visit the Conservatory.
Suggested Donation: @10 per adult and $5 per child/senior
Your donations support the Conservatory by:
Pause to listen, and you might hear Evolutionary Sounds emerging in the Fern Room. Woodwind instruments, birdsong and field recordings gathered in the Prairie State of Illinois are manipulated to reveal a native soundscape somehow in harmony with the exotic flora inside the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Slowing down bird sounds to a more human friendly speed unveils a beauty and complexity achieved over millennia.
Opening Reception 1 – 3 PM, Sunday, January 15, 2023
Show runs through Sunday, April 9, 2023
Lincoln Park Conservatory Fern Room
For more information visit: https://ess.org/esscalendar/florasonicevolutionarysounds
Handicap Accessibility: Two wheelchairs are available for your convenience while visiting the Conservatory, but must remain within the building. Wheelchairs are free and may be borrowed on a first-come, first-served basis, with a credit card or driver’s license, which will be held for deposit until the wheelchair is returned.
Docent Tours: Docents are available and willing to share their knowledge of Chicago, the Conservatory, and the Plants in the Conservator with all interested visitors.
Visitor Etiquette: While visiting the Conservatory & Gardens, please:
Visitors are welcome to take photos for personal use. Please don’t use tripods, lighting, reflectors, or props.
Permits are required for:
To obtain a permit from the Chicago Park District:
To ensure a positive experience for all, please:
Read more Frequently Asked Questions about visiting the Conservatory.
To learn more about the Conservatory visit our Conservatory project page.
COVID-19 Self Check
All visitors are encouraged to complete this self check before visiting the Conservatory.
• Have you, or anyone in your household, had any of the following symptoms because of an unknown cause in the last 14 days: Fever (temperature over 100.3 F), Cough, Sore Throat, Shortness of Breath, a Loss of Smell or Taste.
• Have you, anyone in your household, or anyone you have been in close contact with, been diagnosed with COVID-19, or been placed on quarantine for possible contact with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
• Have you or anyone in your household traveled to a high transmission area outside of Illinois or the country in the past 14 days?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please schedule your visit for another date. We look forward to welcoming you then.
Address: The 15-acre sanctuary is located in Lincoln Park between Fullerton and Diversey Parkways, and Stockton and Cannon Drives.
Hours: 6 am to 11 pm every day
Daytime Phone: (773) 883-7275
Handicapped Accessibility: The North Pond Nature Sanctuary is handicapped accessible, except for certain mulched shoreline paths and the fly-casting pier.
Visitor Etiquette: While visiting North Pond Nature Sanctuary, please:
Why We Ask You Not to Feed Wildlife:
Location: In Lincoln Park at North Avenue and Dearborn Parkway
New Monument and Garden Refurbishing: Planning in Progress
Original Monument Restoration Status: Completed in 1989
Original Restoration Project Credits: The Chicago Park District, the Lincoln Park Conservancy, Buss Landscaping, Rudnick Contracting, and Downstate Restoration.
Rededication Ceremony: July 13, 1989
Our appreciation to Adopt-A-Monument donor Sara Lee Corporation for making the monument conservation possible, and to Credit Agricole for their leadership gift to the Garden.
Public parking is available for $28 a day in the lot directly behind the Conservatory at 2391 N Stockton Dr. The lot entrance is on Stockton Dr just south of Fullerton Pkwy. Street parking may also be available on Stockton or Cannon Drives between Diversey and Fullerton Parkways.
CTA bus service on the 151 Sheridan and 156 LaSalle routes stop near the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool and Lincoln Park Conservatory & Gardens at Fullerton Pkwy & Stockton Dr. The 151 and 156 routes also stop adjacent to the North Pond Nature Sanctuary on Stockton Dr at the Arlington, Roslyn, or Wrightwood Ave stops. CTA bus routes 134 and 143 also stop at Roslyn during certain times of the day.
Visit Divvy Bikes for more information.