Lobby + Gift Shop
April - September
10 am – 6 pm daily
October - March
10 am – 4 pm daily
10 am – 4 pm daily
10 am – 4 pm, Mon - Fri
10 am - 1 pm, Sat
This year, Olbrich's Holiday Express model trains will be winding through our state's scenic countryside, exploring all of Wisconsin's homegrown goodness!
Think quaint dairy farms, shady ginseng fields, crimson cranberry bogs, and vibrant farmers' market stands. All together, they'll form a tapestry of taste and color across the state. From Kenosha to Superior, Platteville to Pembine, we'll be celebrating an abundant Wisconsin Homegrown Holiday!
Admission is inclusive of all indoor attractions, including the Holiday Express Train Show and tropical Bolz Conservatory. No advance tickets necessary.
The outdoor gardens are free for all guests to enjoy and feature winter interest container arrangements.
During the show, members of the Wisconsin Garden Railway Society come from all over the state to show off their large-scale model trains. Depending on the day, you might see a bullet train, steam train, Santa train, circus train, or freight train.
Be the first to see the Holiday Express during this exclusive member preview. Enjoy light refreshments in the Learning Center and live entertainment in the tropical Bolz Conservatory, where DJ Shotski will spin vintage vinyl including nostalgic Holiday tunes and a polka from Wisconsin and the upper Midwest!
Additionally, all members receive 20% off in the gift shop all day long!
Not a member? Consider joining today!
While visiting Holiday Express, don't forget your holiday shopping! Existing members receive $20 off any level gift membership for a new member. Not a member? Purchase a full priced membership and receive $20 off any level gift membership! This offer is available from November 13 - December 31 in Olbrich's lobby. Purchase by December 8 for delivery by December 25. Offer not available online. Gift membership deal only valid for new members, not renewals.
Celebrate the season with festive live music in Olbrich's Evjue Commons.
Stay-cation in the tropics! Sip botanically-inspired cocktails and groove to a variety of music spun by local DJs in Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory! All proceeds benefit the Gardens. Scroll for details on specific dates.
Marvel at eye-popping color around every turn and bathe your senses in botanical bliss. Orchid Escape features roughly 1,000 blooming orchids artfully displayed for your enjoyment, including new orchids special ordered from vendors as well as specimens from our own permanent collections.