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.

Group and Private Tours

 Private group tour in the Garden

Tourism Inquiry Form

For information or to book a visit, click the link above and complete our online form. A member of the Tourism Department will contact you as soon as possible.

The Missouri Botanical Garden welcomes group tours. Special pricing and accommodations are available for adult or youth groups, tour operators, travel agents or organizations, etc., of 15 or more when booked in advance with our Tourism Department.

Learn more about tours for groups of 15 or more:
Private tram tours
Private guided walking tours
Group rates
Contact the Tourism Department

Gift Cards 

Missouri Botanical Garden gift cards allowing participants in a group to eat in Sassafras can be purchased in advance either online or by contacting the Tourism Department. Gift cards can also be used at the Garden Gate Shop.

Boxed Lunches
Boxed lunches area available from Catering St. Louis. For more information, please call (314) 577-0261.

All of these services need to be arranged and pre-paid at least 21 days in advance of the visit date

Questions? Call us toll-free at 1-800-332-1286 (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or e-mail

Booking late? Call us anyway and see what's possible!

If you are preparing a catalog or brochure for a visit to the Missouri Botanical Garden, you are welcome to use content from our fact pages and media galleries. Please include "Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden" in your publication.

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Narrated Tram Tours


April – October

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

$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 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 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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