at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Doris I. Schnuck 

Children's Garden

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

April through October

Open late Wednesdays evenings (5 to 7 p.m.) through July 25 during the Whitaker Music Festival

Admission

Regular Missouri Botanical Garden admission required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Free Days and Times*

Saturdays

9 a.m. to noon

Free for St. Louis City/County Residents
and All Garden Members

Tuesdays

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free for All Garden Members

Every Day

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Free for members at the Friends and Family-level and above. 

*Available only to select residents and members

$3

Child

Members

ages 3-12

FREE

Infants/Toddlers

ages 2 and under

Child

Non-Members

$5

ages 3-12

Adults

FREE

ages 13  and up

Learn more about

becoming a 

Garden Member

Experience a Missouri adventure in our garden of fun for all ages!

The Children's Garden is a perfect place to play, laugh, and learn while enjoying nature all around you. Climb into a treehouse, pilot a Mississippi riverboat, visit an old-fashioned general store, bounce across bridges, build dams, explore caves, and more! The splash pad in the Children's Garden turns on when it hits 70 degrees to help keep kids and their families cool.

Adventure Awaits! 

Slide

Splash

Climb

Explore

Swing

Build

Dig

Pretend

Daily Activities | 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m

Monday

Explore Missouri history

Stop by themed “Germination Stations” located throughout the Children’s Garden for fun, hands-on learning activities every day.

Explore Missouri History

Tuesday

Dive in and navigate waterways

Wednesday

Go spelunking and investigate cave life

Thursday

Discover the power of pollinators

Friday

Have fun with feathered friends

Saturday

Dig in and discover what plants you eat

Sunday

Be a native plant detective