Become a Member
Members Make the Mission Possible

Members are essential to the success of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and Shaw Nature Reserve. You make our mission possible.

To join, renew, or purchase a gift membership, select one of the links to the right.

Matching Gift Program 
Many companies will match their employees contributions. Your membership impact and benefits can be increased with a matching gift. See the list of matching gift companies.

Membership Program Highlights

We are pleased to offer the following enhancements based on member requests and needs:

  • Military appreciation all year long: 20% off memberships with a military ID.
  • Individual membership for one adult.
  • More opportunities to enjoy the Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden.
  • Membership level names that more accurately reflect benefits.
  • Admission for Garden Glow.
Review the membership levels, prices and benefits for details.
Membership Levels

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a 501(c)3 charity in good standing. Contributions to the Garden are fully tax-deductible. If you have questions regarding the Garden's membership program, please call (314) 577-5118 or email

Note: Membership admission benefits do not apply to groups of any kind. Memberships are also not transferable. A cardholder must be present to take advantage of membership benefits.
Membership FAQs

How can I become a member or renew my membership?How do I receive my military discount?I want to give a gift membership. What’s the best way to do that? How long is my membership valid?I want to renew online, but there’s no place to put the second named cardholder on my membership?Oops! I accidentally paid my membership dues twice. What should I do?What happens if I renew early or wish to upgrade before my expiration date?Can I set up my membership to automatically renew? What about a monthly giving option?My company has a matching gift program. Can I apply that toward a membership?I am a Missouri Botanical Garden volunteer. Do I receive a complimentary membership?When will I receive my new set of membership cards?How many membership cards will I receive?Does the second named cardholder on my membership have to be in my household?How do I get a replacement membership card? Can I visit without my membership card? Can a friend or family member use my membership card? How do I make updates including mailing address or to the cardholders on my membership?How many people does my membership admit per day?As a member, what’s the best way to enter the Garden?Where can I learn more about reciprocal membership privileges and a list of participating gardens? I am thinking of visiting the Children’s Garden or riding the tram on my next visit. How does that work?Does my membership include free tickets to Garden Glow and festivals? What about other events or exhibits? I just joined the Garden and am trying to purchase Garden Glow tickets online. How can I access the special discounted member pricing?I am a Festival-level member. How do I reserve my advance free tickets to Garden Glow?
Join or Renew Your Membership

Members make our mission possible. Thank you for your membership!

Join as a new member

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Member Events

Looking for fun family activities or a night out? We have you covered with members-only events through the year. And members receive special pricing to all Garden events.

Learn more about events

Take a Class

The Garden offers classes on a variety of topics for adults, families and children. Learn more about photography, cooking, green living and of course, home gardening! Members always receive discounted pricing for classes.

Learn more about our classes, tours and workshops

Help for the Home Gardener

The Garden is here to help if you have a specific home gardening question or if you are just looking for ideas to enhance your landscape. We offer seasonal gardening tips, keep a weekly blog about garden insights and much more.

Learn more about Gardening Help