Children's Garden

The Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden is a place to discover, explore, pretend, search, observe and more. Learn about plants, nature and sustainability through hands-on activities offered daily. Venture into a limestone cave, glide down Spelunker’s Slide, explore the wetlands, board a steamboat, climb to new heights in the tree house or visit a Midwestern prairie village.

Regular Hours:

  • Open daily, April - October, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Open Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., during Whitaker Music Festival

Children’s Garden Admission:

  • Free: ages 2 & under
  • $3: Garden Members (ages 3–12)
  • $5: Non-members (ages 3–12)
  • Free: ages 13 & up

Garden members:  Free Tuesdays all day and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. 
Free at all times for members at the family-level and above.

St. Louis City/County Residents: Free on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

NOTE: All children must be accompanied by an adult.