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Extended Evening Hours

Thursdays through September 26 | 5– 8 p.m. (last entry at 7:30 p.m.)

Closed evening of August 29

Take a sunset stroll through the Garden, enjoy dinner or drinks on the Sassafras patio, and explore the Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden as the Garden stays open late on Thursdays this summer. Garden admission applies; free for Garden members!

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Garden Hours
  • 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily
    4:30 p.m. last entry

    Extended evening hours:
    5–8 p.m. Thursdays (7:30 p.m. last entry)


Additional Garden Hours & Information

  • No extended hours on Thursday, August 29
  • Closed December 25
  • Save time upon entry by securing your tickets in advance. Walk-up tickets are available and can be acquired at the ticket counter on the day of your visit during operating hours. The Garden accepts cashless payments (credit/debit) only. 
  • Early Morning Walking Hours and Zoo-Museum District (ZMD) Resident Free Hours. Must show proof of membership or St. Louis City and County residency. Wednesdays and Saturdays (walking hours from 7–9 a.m.) Free St. Louis City and County resident admission from 7 a.m.–noon. Includes Children's Garden on Saturdays only.  
  • ZMD free tickets are available onsite for walk-ups only and cannot be reserved online in advance.  ZMD resident free admission is subject to availability. Free and early morning hours do not apply on holiday or event weekends, including Labor Day weekend.



Advance e-ticket purchase or reservations recommended. Walk-up tickets are available and can be acquired at the ticket counter on the day of your visit during operating hours. The Garden accepts cashless payments (credit/debit) only. Pricing below applies only to general Garden admission and does not apply for special events or festival with separate pricing.

Free for children ages 12 and under

  • $16.00

    General Admission

    Ages 13 and up Buy Tickets
  • Free

    Members Admission

    All ages Buy Tickets
  • $6.00

    STL Resident Rate

    $4.00 Seniors 65+ | Proof of residency required. Buy Tickets
  • $16.00

    Seniors Rate

    Seniors 65+ Buy Tickets
View Our Ticket Options for Large Groups or Organizations


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Careers at the Garden

Be a part of our legacy and help shape our future

It's an exciting time to join our team, with opportunities available across the Garden organization.

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Kernels of Culture

Maize Around the World

Explore the complex story of one of the world’s most important crop plants in the latest exhibition at the Garden's Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum.

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Upcoming Events


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Whitaker Music Festival

Wednesdays May 29–July 31

Presented by the Whitaker Foundation

Enjoy free outdoor concerts in the beautiful setting of the Garden.

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Garden Guide

Every visit to the Garden represents a new opportunity to discover something you didn't know about plants and how they're connected to our lives.

MyGuide to the Garden is a new way for you to explore Garden grounds through customized tours tailored to your interests — from what's in bloom and inspiring landscapes to art and history and plant research.

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Discover + Share

How Dead Plants Help Prevent Plant Extinction

Herbarium collections like the Garden's are the basis for all scientific knowledge of plant diversity and are critical to ongoing research and conservation efforts.

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Location & Parking

The Missouri Botanical Garden is easily accessible from the St. Louis metro area and conveniently located near Interstate 44.


We kindly request all visitors to prioritize the rights of others to fully enjoy their experience in the Garden. Please be aware that the Garden reserves the right to kindly ask any visitor to depart in cases of inappropriate or offensive behavior. It is important to note that visitors will be held accountable for any damage caused to the Garden's property. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.