Guided Tours

Tour group with DocentLet one of our knowledgeable Garden Guides be your class's guide to the Garden! Garden-guided school group tours are available weekday mornings from September through December, and February through May.

Choose our popular 'Discover the Missouri Botanical Garden' tour to introduce your class to the Missouri Botanical Garden, learn its history and see our featured gardens and conservatories.

You may also consider a standards-aligned themed tour that highlights areas of the Garden that best illustrate concepts in botany, ecology and natural science.

A complete list of currently available tours is below. Learn more by clicking on a title.

Scheduling, Chaperones & Fees

Guided Tours are offered September–December and February–May. Guided Tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance.

Registration for Fall 2019 begins July 15, 2019. Registration for Spring 2020 begins November 4, 2019.

Schedule a Guided Tour

Fees for Guided Tours:
Up to 30 students and 6 adults: $90
Multiple tours can be scheduled on the same day to accommodate larger groups

Please note that as a thank-you for the Zoo Museum District’s financial support of the Missouri Botanical Garden, schools located in St. Louis City and County receive a 50 percent discount on all Garden Class and Guided Tour fees.

One chaperone is required for every five students who attend. You are welcome to bring additional chaperones if you wish; additional adults will be admitted at the normal admission price.

Scholarships are available. Download a school scholarship form. 

Climatron® is a registered servicemark of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 

Visit the Children's Garden

Consider visiting the Children's Garden when your Garden Class or Guided Tour is over! This engaging playspace offers wonderful opportunities for hands-on exploration and fun!

Available April through October for students ages 3–12. Cost is $3 per student.

Schools should indicate their intent to visit the Children's Garden when they register for their Class or Tour.

Learn more about the Children's Garden


Learn at Our Other Sites!

Butterfly House logo   Shaw Nature Reserve logo

Check out field trip opportunities at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield, Missouri or the Shaw Nature Reserve located in Gray Summit!


Canopy Climb for Schools at Shaw Nature Reserve

Two girls ascend into the canopy

Join us for a full-day field trip that combines a guided forest ecology program and an unforgettable climbing experience!
Learn more