Presented by
Lelia J. and David N. Farr


Edward Jones      Schnucks.     Steward Family Foundation

Chihuly in the Garden 2023 with floral glass sculpture in the background

May 2–October 15

Chihuly in the Garden 2023 presents the work of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly in a stunning exhibition uniting art and nature. Thousands of pieces of blown glass forms in 20 dramatic installations throughout the Garden’s grounds present these artworks on a grand scale. 

Daytime viewing of Chihuly in the Garden 2023 is included in Garden admission. 

Artwork courtesy of Chihuly Studio. © 2023 Chihuly Studio. All rights reserved.

Boat full of multicolored glass spheres and tendrils floating in front of lush greenery
Daytime Viewing

May 2–October 15 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

Daytime viewing of Chihuly in the Garden 2023 is included in Garden admission.

Members enjoy free admission everyday.*

Advance daytime tickets are recommended, especially on weekends. 

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*Membership level determines the number of free admissions per day. 

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Glass sunburst sculpture illuminated from below at night
Chihuly Nights

May 13–August 27 | Thursday–Sunday nights, 6–10 p.m.
Closed June 1 and 2 

During Chihuly Nights, view Chihuly’s dramatically illuminated works of art with live music, cocktails, and pop-up offerings all summer long. Advance purchase recommended to guarantee admission; sellouts are expected.

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Chihuly Nights Admission

General Admission | Friday and Saturday Nights
Adults $25
Member Adults $15*
Children (age 3–12) $10**
Member Children (age 3–12) $8

Weeknight Admission | Thursday and Sunday Nights
Adults $20
Member Adults $10*
Children (age 3–12) $10**
Member Children (age 3–12) $8

*Membership level determines the number of discounted adult admissions available per night.
**Children age 2 and under do not require a ticket.

Chihuly Nights are rain-or-shine events. In case of cancellation, simply present your tickets for entry on any other Chihuly Nights evening.

All sales are final; no refunds will be issued. Exchanging tickets for another evening is subject to a $10 exchange fee in all cases other than cancellation.     


Enhance Your Chihuly Nights Experience

Add a dining package to your advance ticket purchase and enjoy dinner at our restaurant, Sassafras, during your Chihuly Nights visit. Packages are $17 per person and include one entree and soft beverage.

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Café Flora also offering a la carte options 6-10 p.m. on select nights.

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Family Nights

Thursdays from May 18–August 24 are Family Nights at Chihuly Nights. Enjoy complimentary admission to the Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden and special activities designed just for families!

Children's Garden closed Friday–Sunday evenings. 

Just for Members

Members of the Missouri Botanical Garden enjoy an entire year of fantastic benefits across the Garden’s three locations, plus these valuable perks during Chihuly in the Garden 2023:

  • Free daytime access to the exhibition*
  • $10 off adult tickets to Chihuly Nights*
  • 10% off exhibition-related merchandise in the Garden Gate Shop
  • Early ticket access and two nights of Chihuly Nights Member Previews (ticket purchase required) 

Join at or upgrade to our “Best Value” Festival level, and receive six FREE Chihuly Nights tickets for the date of your choice.

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black and white headshot of Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly


Hailed as one of the most important artists of the 21st century, Dale Chihuly has transformed glass into a multidimensional artform. 

An advocate for beauty and institutions, Chihuly began working with botanical gardens in 2001, bringing art lovers outside and inspiring garden lovers to see art in a new light. His renown has continued to grow nationally and globally, most recently as the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary.

Blown glass being shaped
Master of Glass: The Art of Dale Chihuly

Free Film Screening 

Lelia J. and David N. Farr Auditorium
Daily | 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Chihuly Nights | 6:30 p.m.

View Master of Glass: The Art of Dale Chihuly during your visit to the Chihuly in the Garden 2023 exhibition. The documentary premiered on the Smithsonian Channel in December 2022. In the film, renowned glassblower Dale Chihuly discusses his history and what excites him about the medium, with additional insights about his life and style from friends, students, and fellow artists.

44 minutes | English (with subtitles) | 2022

Screenings are subject to change or cancellation. 

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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.



There is no charge for parking at the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the event that the main parking lot is full, visitors should use the Garden's free overflow lots at the corner of Shaw Boulevard and South Vandeventer Avenue.

Complimentary shuttle service provided to and from overflow lots on all Chihuly Nights. 

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Please respect our neighbors and refrain from parking on residential streets or private lots. Vehicles parked on private lots are subject to towing at the vehicle owners' expense.