The Missouri Botanical Garden has numerous tour options for adults, students, families, and children.  Whether you desire a private walking tour, a private tram tour, or a class field trip, check out your choices below!

Public 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 the Docent in the upper level of the Ridgway Visitor Center.

January 1 - March 30
Daily at 11 a.m.

March 31 - November 4
Daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

November 5 - December 31
Daily at 11 a.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 or (314) 577-5185.

Private Guided Walking Tours

Private guided tours (approximately 2 hours in length) are available for groups, and can be customized based on your specific interests.
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Individual Tours & Classes


Guided walks and tours are also offered as classes at our three campuses: Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve, and Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. View available guided walks and tours.

School & Children's Field Trips


Field trips and educational tours of the Garden are managed by our Education Division. Learn more here about tours, field trips, and educational opportunities for students.

Narrated Tram Tours


April – October

Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Weekends: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

$5 adults and children (ages 3–12)
Free children (ages 2 & under) when seated on a lap

Purchase tickets at the tram shelter (credit cards only). 

Private tram tours are available for groups of 15 or more. Email Group Sales or call (800) 332-1286 to make your reservation. 

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 or call (314) 577-5101  for specifics.

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The Garden has been named one of the American Bus Association's Best of the Best tourism destinations for 2016!

Personalize Your Garden Visit

Explore Garden grounds through customized tours tailored to your interests.
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