Free for kids 12 and under
Included in Daytime
Origami After Hours
Thursdays and Fridays
June 3–August 27 | 6–9 p.m.
Tuesdays–Sundays | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Last entry at 4:30 p.m.
Order your e-tickets in advance to ensure faster entry and guaranteed access.
Advance e-ticket purchase or reservations recommended.
Limited walk-ups tickets are available and can be purchased at the ticket window. Mornings frequently sell out. All transactions must be credit/debit only.
Masks on entry and exit | Masks indoors | 6 feet separation
Required for all visitors 5 years of age and older indoors
Recommended: Masks Outdoors
Required: Protective Face Coverings
Groups are limited please contact group sales for more information.
Know before you go
There are two Adventure Sessions per day, Morning Session from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Afternoon Session from 1 to 4 p.m., with one enhanced cleaning routine by staff in-between of all high touch interactives.
To ensure social distancing, only a limited number of visitors will be allowed to enter the Children’s Garden during each session. At the end of each session, the Children’s Garden is cleared for cleaning.
Tickets are Required to Enter
Timed Adventure Session tickets are required to enter and may be purchased or claimed onsite only for same-day entry. Unlike general admission tickets to enter the Garden, session tickets are not available online or in advance.
For the safety of all—unvaccinated visitors including children, are required to wear a face-covering in the Children's Garden. Guardians are responsible for making sure their children adhere to safety protocols.
Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden
Outside seating available
Around the Garden
Restrooms are available in the Temporary Visitor Center, Brookings Exploration Center, Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum, and Japanese Garden. Restrooms are monitored hourly and disinfected based on CDC guidelines.
Limited restrooms available
Water fountains and ice machine stations will be unavailable. Beverages will be available for purchase at Grab and Go station.
Contactless refillable water bottle stations will be available.
Areas currently closed:
The Garden Gift Shop is located in the Temporary Visitor Center. Garden-branded merchandise and other items are available for online purchase at shop.missouribotanicalgarden.org.
Sanitized before and after each use. Check-in and check-out procedures modified to be contactless transactions.
Wheelchairs and scooters available
Tram tours have increased sanitation between tours, and round trips from the Temporary Tram Shelter in Central Axis departing on the hour from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Credit card transactions only. Capacity is limited.
Nonmember Adults and Children (ages 3–12) | $5
Free for children (ages 2 & under) when seated on a lap
Free for Members with Bonus Blooms or with a membership card at the Friends and Family level or higher. Learn more >
Narrated Tram Tours | OPEN
Cashless payments/no signature required for credit card transactions at ticket windows, Dine Express, Café Flora, and the Garden gift shop.
Cashless payments only
11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Grafting the Grape: American Grapevine Rootstock in Missouri and the World
Today, wine enthusiasts are very familiar with the world-renowned wines that are grown in Europe, South America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Yet, drinking wine from this grape species would not be possible today without the research, identification, and development of 19th-century Missouri botanists, entomologists, and viticulturists.
Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum
Additional hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the Garden, including all point-of-sale locations and strategically around Garden grounds.
Health and Safety
Please follow appropriate social distancing restrictions of six feet or more from anyone not in your traveling party.
In accordance with St. Louis City guidelines, employees and volunteers must wear a mask inside and when unable to maintain social distancing.
All employees, and volunteers will be required to wear face coverings.
Increased frequency and intensity of cleaning and disinfecting all high-touch surfaces (such as handrails, signage, seats, and benches) following CDC and EPA guidelines. Hours of operation have been reduced to include nightly and weekly deep cleaning.
Trash cans will be limited to the area near Ridgway Visitor Center in outdoor dining area only.
No sorting of trash. Please take all refuse out with you when you leave.
Visitors displaying any of the following symptoms before visiting should stay home, including coughing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. Refunds and exchanges during this period will be honored without penalty.
All staff working on Garden grounds will be screened prior to each shift. Employees will be required to complete a health screening questionnaire followed by a temperature check prior to the start of each shift. Only those staff who pass both the health screening questionnaire and temperature check will be allowed to enter the Garden and report for work.
Staff health screening
Plexiglass at the sales counters to protect staff and visitors. Cashless payments/No signature required for credit card transactions.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is easily accessible throughout the metro area and conveniently located near Highway 44.
Location and Parking
There is no charge for parking at the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the event that the parking lot is full, visitors should use the free parking at the Metro multi-modal lots at the corner of Shaw Boulevard and South Vandeventer Avenue.
Members of the Missouri Botanical Garden enjoy a host of benefits as the Garden and our family of sites reopen to the community.
All members enjoy:
For Members Only
If you are considering joining or renewing your membership right now, know that your timely support will make an immediate impact on our operations and programs.
I don’t know my Member ID. How can I reserve my dated e-tickets?
Your Member ID is located on your membership card. If you have recently joined or renewed and do not have a membership card or if you are a current member who has misplaced your card, please call the Membership Team at (314) 577-5118 (M-F, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) to reserve advance tickets.
How many free member general admission e-tickets do I get?
Your member level determines how many free adult e-tickets you may reserve each visit. All memberships also include child tickets for children 12 and under, but your total group size may not exceed 10 at this time.
Individual – 1 adult
Garden/Garden Senior – 2 adults
Friends and Family – 4 adults
Festival – 6 adults
I have Bonus Blooms that have expired. Are they still valid?
Save your Bonus Blooms—as long as your membership is current, we will honor out-of-date Bonus Blooms at any time in the future. Bonus Blooms may be used for complimentary tram rides or entrance to the Children’s Garden (when available).
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The Garden’s narrated tram tours are available April–October and cost $5 per person.
All members receive some sort of tram benefit. The number of complimentary member tram rides is determined by membership level. Each Bonus Bloom is good for 1 single-use tram ride.
Please note: Seating on the trams is on a first-come, first-serve basis; safety restrictions apply.
The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers.