The Sapphire Star during the day.

Tips for Your Visit

  1. The New York Botanical Garden is generally open for daytime All-Garden Pass access to CHIHULY from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. On select nights, CHIHULY Nights will take place from 6:30–10:30 p.m.

    Get your tickets online before you visit for guaranteed access to the exhibition. Select the free print-at-home delivery method and bring your printed tickets with you (we cannot accept mobile tickets) to skip the line at the entry gate when you arrive. Members, please bring your Member card, parking pass, and guest passes. Day and night programs require separate tickets. View our calendar for daily hours of operation and program schedules.

  2. In addition to CHIHULY, All-Garden Pass tickets include daytime admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Library Building, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, Tram Tour, Garden grounds, and all exhibitions and public programs on the day of your visit. All-Garden Pass tickets are always free for active Garden Members.

    We recommend setting aside two hours to view CHIHULY. Plan for additional time to explore all the Garden’s permanent collections. Access to the Conservatory and Library Building is granted on a space-available basis and there may be a wait on peak days.

  3. View Chihuly’s dramatically illuminated works of art throughout the landscape and in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory alongside a rotating slate of live performances by musicians and visual artists.

    Special tickets must be purchased for CHIHULY Nights and are discounted for Members. Guest passes are not accepted. We strongly recommend reserving in advance, as sell out is likely.

    CHIHULY Nights take place at night and darkness is required to fully enjoy the experience. Optimal viewing varies, but generally follows this monthly schedule: April: 8 p.m.; May, June, & July: 8:30 p.m.; August: 8 p.m.; September & October: 7 p.m. Chihuly Nights takes place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.; arrive at any time during this time range.

    Plan for approximately two hours to experience Chihuly Nights. Tram service does not operate at night. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The Library Building is closed during Chihuly Nights. Access to the Conservatory is granted on a space-available basis and there may be a wait on peak days.

    Contact our Ticketing Support Hotline if you’d like assistance planning your visit or reserving tickets. The Hotline can be reached at 718.817.8716 or daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  4. The Garden is located at 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458 and is off the Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road (Exit 7W). We recommend using public transportation; NYBG is easily accessible via Metro-North Railroad and by subway. Find complete directions at

  5. Convenient parking is available for $15. Limited parking is available on the Garden grounds. On peak days, you may be directed to park at facilities across the street from Garden entrances. Follow signs and Garden personnel directions to available parking spaces.

  6. Check the forecast before you visit. The Garden’s events and exhibitions are located indoors and outdoors; please dress accordingly and be prepared to walk. The Garden will make every effort to hold events and programs as scheduled. Modification or cancellation of an event or program is dependent on weather conditions at the Garden. Keep in mind that the Garden does not have coat/bag check facilities. Review the full list of regulations about strollers, photography equipment, and backpacks on our complete Tips for Your Visit page.

  7. Pick up a Garden map at an entry gate or equip yourself with the CHIHULY Interactive Guide to get additional information about Dale Chihuly’s installations and artistic process as you navigate the exhibition.

    The Garden Tram Tour is also included in All-Garden Pass admission and offers an overview of the Garden’s 250-acre landscape, its history, and its programs. Hop off and explore at any of the nine stops.

    Most key areas of the Garden are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs may be rented free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the Visitor Center, Mosholu Gate, and Bedford Park Gate. Reservations are not accepted. An ID must be left with Visitor Services. We cannot guarantee availability and strongly recommend you travel with your personal mobility device. Use our online accessibility guide to plan your visit or pick up an accessibility guide at an entry gate.

  8. Hudson Garden Grill | Across from the Conservatory
    11:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
    Tuesday–Friday; 3:30–6 p.m., offerings limited to bar service, coffee, and light snacks

    Nestled within the 40-acre Ross Conifer Arboretum, Hudson Garden Grill is the first full-service dining destination to open on NYBG grounds, offering innovative New American cuisine and locally sourced ingredients.

    Make reservations by calling 646.627.7711 or on

    The Pine Tree Café | Leon Levy Visitor Center
    Tuesday–Friday; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday; 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Enjoy first-class culinary creations amid one of the Garden’s arboreal wonders: a world-renowned collection of rare and unusual pines from Asia, Europe, and North America that features century-old specimens nearly 100 feet tall. The family-friendly menu ranges from artisanal panini, Neapolitan-style pizza, and signature salads to sweet treats and snacks.

    The Cantina* | Leon Levy Visitor Center
    Saturday & Sunday; 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Hot dogs, pretzels, snacks, Avión Tequila margaritas, and beer.

    Burger Truck* | Near Mosholu Gate
    Tuesday–Friday;11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday; 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Burgers, fries, brownies, and assorted beverages.

    Conservatory Plaza Bar* | In front of the Conservatory
    Saturday & Sunday; 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Hot dogs, pretzels, beer, wine, and assorted beverages.

    *Weather Permitting

  9. The Garden is a living museum and we ask that visitors respect NYBG’s landscape and help preserve its collections.

    • Stay on paths, picnic on Daffodil Hill only, and keep your pets at home.
    • Do not pick flowers, climb trees, or touch art works.
    • Recreational sports, group exercise, bicycles, and toy scooters are not permitted on Garden grounds.
    • Photography is prohibited in the Art Gallery.
    • Strollers, tripods/monopods, easels, selfie sticks, food, and drink are not permitted in the Conservatory, Art Gallery, and Ross Hall.
    • Smoking is prohibited on Garden grounds.
    • Never feed or approach wildlife at the Garden.

  10. Questions may be directed to Ticketing Support Hotline between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily at or 718.817.8716.

Chihuly Credits