Reserve Missouri Botanical Garden e-tickets in advance for fastest entry!

Current Hours

Tuesdays–Sundays | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

  • Tickets are dated, but no longer timed. General admission tickets reserved in advance are good for entry anytime between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Garden closes at 5 p.m.
  • Limited walk-ups tickets are available and can be purchased at the ticket window.  
  • Closed Mondays 
  • Last entry at 4:30 p.m.
  • No early morning walking hours
  • ZMD Free Hours for St. Louis City and County residents are on Wednesdays and Saturdays with entry from 9–11 a.m. only.  ZMD Free tickets are available onsite for walk-ups only and cannot be reserved online in advance. ZMD Free Hours do not apply on holiday weekends, including Labor Day weekend. 
  • Hours may be modified, limited in capacity, and subject to availability or closure.

During construction of the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center, please enter the Garden via our Temporary Visitor Center at the east end of the Garden parking lot. Read our FAQs.

Temporary Entrance

Come enjoy the tropical rainforest setting inside the Climatron® as it reopens to the public Thursday through Sunday.   

Other Garden areas reopening Thursday through Sunday include the Boxwood Garden, Carver Garden, Chinese Garden, Ottoman Garden, and the Herb Garden. 

They will remain closed to visitors two days a week to allow staff to continue caring for the living collection in a safe manner. Due to narrow paths, it is not possible for staff to do this work while open to visitors. 

More to see, more to do!

Climatron®, now open to the public Thursdays through Sundays.

Order your e-tickets in advance to ensure faster entry and guaranteed access, especially for busy morning or weekend visits. E-tickets can be purchased online (below) or by phone  (314) 678-7442 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). E-tickets are dated but not timed. E-tickets are available up to one week in advance for purchase.  

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. 

Walk-ups Welcome 

Cloth face coverings must cover the nose and mouth are required for everyone age 5 and older per the City of St. Louis and CDC guidelines. Masks are highly encouraged for children ages 2–5. Face shields do not qualify as appropriate face coverings.

E-ticket user agrees to wear protective face coverings.

Total group size may not exceed 10 people.

Know before you go

General Admission

Adult | $14

Child | Free

Ages 12 & under

Ages 13 & up

Your membership level determines the number of free adult e-tickets you may reserve per visit.

Member Reservations

Child | Free

Ages 12 & under

Adult | Free

Ages 13 & up

ZMD Admission

Proof of St. Louis City or St. Louis County residency required. 

Senior | $4

Ages 65 & up

Adult | $6

Ages 13 & up

Child | Free

Ages 12 & under

We are currently not accepting any physical paper coupons or passes for the safety of our staff. 

 Coupons with discount codes can be used in our online shopping cart. 

E-tickets can be purchased or reserved in advance online or by phone (314) 678-7442  (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Linnean Plaza on the north side of our Temporary Visitor Center offers limited table seating 10 feet apart for guests to maintain proper social distancing. 

Outside seating available

Around the Garden

Express dining is available in our Temporary Visitor Center during regular daytime hours (view menu). No indoor seating or table service is available at this time.  


Restrooms are available in the Temporary Visitor Center, Brookings Exploration Center, Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum, and Japanese Garden. Restrooms have every other toilet/lavatory closed and limited capacity to maintain social distancing. 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. 

  • All indoor conservatories: Linnean House, and Temperate House
  • Azalea and Rhododendron Garden
  • Bakewell Ottoman Garden | Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Blanke Boxwood Garden | Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Brookings Exploration Center
  • Carver Garden | Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Climatron | Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • The Margaret Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden | Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden
  • Kaeser Memorial Maze
  • The Mausoleum
  • PlantLab
  • Rock Garden
  • Spoehrer Plaza
  • Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum
  • Tower Grove House
  • William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening (Display Gardens Open)

Areas currently closed:

Guest walking traffic will follow an accessible one-way path to reduce crowding. 

Accessible One-way Paths

Sanitized before and after each use.  Check-in and check-out procedures modified to be contactless transactions. 

Wheelchairs and scooters available

The Garden Gift Shop is located in the Temporary Visitor Center. Garden-branded merchandise and other items are available for online purchase at

Gift Shop

Cashless payments/no signature required for credit card transactions at ticket windows, Sassafras, and Garden Gate Shop.  

Cashless payments only

Tram tours have upgraded social distancing shields on each row, increased sanitation between tours, and round trips only to and from the Tram Shelter 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 | Closed | Resuming Spring 2021

Garden Map

Additional hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the Garden, including all point-of-sale locations and strategically around Garden grounds.

Hand sanitizing

Health and Safety

Please follow appropriate social distancing restrictions of six feet or more from anyone not in your traveling party.

Social distancing

Per CDC, OSHA and other recently updated safety guidelines, cloth face coverings must cover the nose and mouth are required for everyone age 5 and older. Masks are strongly encouraged for children ages 2-5. Face shields do not qualify as appropriate face coverings.

All employees, visitors, 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.

Sanitizing surfaces

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. 

Limited trash

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.

Sick visitors

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.  

Point-of-sale precautions

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.

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Escape to nature at one of our three sites

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:  

  • Free general admission (advance timed e-tickets required; the number you may reserve is based on your membership level). 
  • Early access to the Garden and Shaw Nature Reserve during our Member Preview Days, June 9–14 (advance timed e-tickets required). 
  • Exclusive opportunity to reserve the first time slots of the day once open to the public, 9-10 a.m. at the Garden and 8-10 a.m. at Shaw Nature Reserve.  
  • Additional benefits, including access to the Butterfly House and expanded hours, are coming soon. Please stay tuned!  

For Members Only  

 Membership Extension  

Members are the heart of the Missouri Botanical Garden. As a sign of appreciation for sticking with us during these uncertain times, we have extended all active and recently lapsed memberships at the Individual through President’s Circle levels to cover the time the Garden was closed (up to three months). 

Your support means so much to us, and we want to make sure you have every chance to take advantage of all your membership benefits. You will not receive a new membership card for the extension, but your existing card and Member ID number will give you access to the advanced e-tickets you’ll need to visit.  

If you would like to waive your membership extension—which helps us direct more financial resources toward our critical operations—please email the membership team or indicate that on your renewal form.  

 Membership Renewal

If you are considering renewing your membership right now, know that your timely support will make an immediate impact on our operations and programs. The extended months of membership will be added to your new term.

I don’t know my Member ID. How can I reserve my timed e-tickets? 

Your Member ID number is located on your membership card. For members who received an extension, your ID number from your existing card will work on our e-ticketing website. If you do not have a membership card, please contact or (314) 577-5118.  

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  

With the extension, how do I know what my new expiration date is? 

We added three months of membership to all active terms. If your membership lapsed during our closure (March–May 2020), we reinstated your membership through August 31, 2020. If you renewed during our closure, you will receive the extension + 12 months. A few examples are below. 

 Membership FAQs

I renewed this spring. When will I receive my membership packet?

Since we were unable to mail membership packets during our closure, we are working hard to catch up. Please use your existing membership card and ID in the meantime. Thank you for your patience.  

I already renewed my membership. Why did I receive an additional renewal notice?

Sometimes our renewal mailings and your membership donation cross in the mail. If you have renewed, simply recycle any redundant renewal requests and accept our apologies.  

With no trams or Children’s Garden right now, what happens to the Bonus Blooms you sent me?

Save your Bonus Blooms—as long as your membership is current we will honor out-of-date Bonus Blooms anytime in the future.  

Can I renew my membership or become a member on site at the Garden right now?  

Yes! You can join or renew using a credit card onsite right now. But, keep in mind, you will need to have already reserved your timed and dated e-tickets to enter the Garden and complete your onsite membership transaction.   

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Explore our amazing benefits and join today!   

Original Expiration Date

Extended Expiration Date

Extended Expiration Date
if Member Renews

May 31, 2020

June 30, 2020 

August 31, 2020

September 30, 2020 

August 31, 2021

September 30, 2021

I am a member at another botanical garden in the Missouri Botanical Garden’s reciprocal network. Are you honoring reciprocal benefits right now?

 Yes, the Missouri Botanical Garden is honoring admission benefits for members of other institutions within the American Horticulture Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program. Reciprocal members receive a maximum of two free adult tickets, as well as free tickets for children 12 and under. Like our own members, reciprocal members must reserve dated and timed tickets in advance. Please call the Garden’s membership office at (314) 577-5118 to reserve tickets. Reciprocal members cannot reserve tickets online. For Missouri Botanical Garden members visiting reciprocal partners, we recommend you contact the specific institution prior to visiting to determine what benefits are currently available.

More about the Reciprocal Admissions Program >

Tram Tours

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.

  • Individual members receive 3 Bonus Blooms.
  • Garden members receive 6 Bonus Blooms.
  • Friends & Family members may ride the tram on every visit (no Bonus Blooms required).
    Due to capacity restraints on the tram, the maximum number of complimentary tram riders per visit for this membership level is 4 adults and 8 children.
  • Festival members may ride the tram on every visit.
    The maximum number of complimentary tram riders per visit for this membership is 6 adults and 8 children. 
  • Members of the Garden’s Giving Societies receive unlimited tram rides.
    Please contact the Giving Society concierge line for Giving Society groups of 15 or more.