Spring in


Advance tickets required!

With colorful blooms in high demand, the Garden is frequently reaching capacity this spring and walk-up admission cannot be guaranteed. 

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.
  • Closed Mondays 
  • Last entry at 4:30 p.m.
  • No early morning walking hours
  • Zoo-Museum District (ZMD) resident 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. ZMD resident free admission is subject to availability. 
  • 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® .   

More outdoor gardens at the Missouri Botanical Garden are now open to visitors during regular Garden hours. This includes the Boxwood Garden, Carver Garden, Chinese Garden, Ottoman Garden, and the Herb Garden. The Children’s Garden remains closed at this time.

Please note that these gardens may be temporarily closed for a few hours, or up to a day, 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 Tuesday through Sunday.

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. Those who are vaccinated must wear a mask both indoors and outdoors.

E-ticket user agrees to wear protective face coverings.

Total group size may not exceed 10 people.

Know before you go

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.)



Ages 13 and up



Ages 13 and up



Proof of St. Louis City or St. Louis County residency required. ZMD Seniors 65+ are $4

Free for children ages 12 and under

The daytime exhibit is included in admission and free for Members.

April 17–October 10

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

Temporary Visitor Center | Menu
Express dining is available during regular daytime hours

Café Flora at Spink Pavilion | Menu
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Weekends starting March 20 | Daily starting April 17
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. 

  • Linnean House and Shoenberg Temperate House
  • Brookings Exploration Center
  • Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden
  • PlantLab
  • Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum
  • Tower Grove House
  • Observatory and Maze
  • 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 shop.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

Gift Shop

Cashless payments/no signature required for credit card transactions at ticket windows, Dine Express, Café Flora, and the Garden gift shop.  

Cashless payments only

Tram tours have upgraded social distancing shields on each row, 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 | Trams will be closed on April 13 and 14

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. Those who are vaccinated must wear a mask both indoors and outdoors.

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 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. 

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 membership@mobot.org 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  

 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.   

Not a Member?

Explore our amazing benefits and join today!   

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.