Hours & Admission

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Early morning hours (grounds only)
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7 to 9 a.m.*

Wednesday evening walking hours (grounds only)
Wednesdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 5 to 7 p.m.

Garden Gate Shop
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
(Garden admission not required)
Closed Christmas

Sassafras
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas




 
 
Children's Garden

Summer fun in the Children's Garden
April – October
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extended hours (free admission after 5 p.m.)
Wednesdays during Whitaker Music Festival
5 to 7 p.m.

$5 children (ages 3–12)
No extra charge for adults (ages 13 & up)

$3 Garden members’ children (ages 3–12); free Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

St. Louis City/County residents
Free Saturdays*,
9 a.m. to noon

Learn more about the Children's Garden.

Purchase tickets!

Garden Admission
(rates subject to change)

$8 adults (ages 13 & over)
Free children (ages 12 & under)

Free Garden members and their children (ages 12 & under)Join today!

St. Louis City/County residents
$4 adults (ages 13–64)
$3 seniors (ages 65 & over)

St. Louis City/County residents enjoy free Garden admission on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon (exception: special admission rate events).*

Purchase tickets

 
 
Tower Grove House

Tower Grove House
April – December

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday–Sunday
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days

Included with admission.

Learn more about Tower Grove House.
Guided Walking Tours

Explore the Garden’s history, plants and seasonal highlights with a Garden Docent through a personalized walking tour.
Included with Garden admission. Tours accommodate a maximum of 15 guests. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the tour start time and meet in the Docent the upper level of the Ridgway Visitor Center.

November - March
Daily at 11 a.m.

April - October
Daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Individual Classes & Tours
Guided walks and tours are also offered as classes at our three campuses. View upcoming sessions or call (314) 577-5140 for more information. 

School and Children's Field Trips
To learn more about field trips and educational tours, contact our Education Division at schoolprograms@mobot.org or (314) 577-5140.

Tram Tours

 


April – October

Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., departing every hour on the hour 
Weekends: 9:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m., departing every 40 minutes

$4 adults and children (ages 3–12)
Free children (ages 2 & under) when seated on a lap

Purchase tickets at the tram shelter. 

Private tram tours for groups are also available.Learn more about group tours

Trams do not operate in case of lightning. Trams cannot be guaranteed and may not be available on days preceding, during and following the Garden's signature events (including Chinese Culture Days, Japanese Festival and Best of Missouri Market); please email visitorservices@mobot.org or call (314) 577-5101  for specifics.


*Early morning hours, free hours and promotional offers are not valid during special admission rate events.
Signature Event Admission

Sumo demonstration at the annual Japanese Festival
Rates differ for some signature events. Visit our signature events page to learn more or purchase tickets online.  

Orchid Show (February – March)
$5 (ages 3 & older) in addition to Garden admission
Free Garden members
Orchid Show information

Chinese Culture Days* (May 18-19)
$12 adults (ages 13 & older)
$5 children (ages 3–12)
$5 Garden members
Free members children (ages 12 & under)
Chinese Culture Days information

Whitaker Music Festival
(May – July)
Free admission after 5 p.m.
Whitaker Music Festival information

Japanese Festival* (Labor Day weekend)
$15 adults (ages 13 and older)
$5 children (ages 3–12)
$5 Garden members
Free members children (ages 12 & under)
Japanese Festival information

Best of Missouri Market®* (October)
$12 adults (ages 13 and older)
$5 children (ages 3–12)
$5 Garden members
Free members children (ages 12 & under)
Best of Missouri Market information

Garden Glow (November– December)
December 20 to January 4
$18 adults (ages 13 and older
$14 members
$10 children (ages 3 to 12)
$6 member children
Garden Glow information

Gardenland Express (November– December)
December 20 to January 5
  $7 (ages 3 & older) in addition to Garden admission
  
Free Garden members
Gardenland Express information