The Butterfly House became a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden in 2001. Membership includes free admission to the Missouri Botanical Garden, Butterfly House, and Shaw Nature Reserve. Members also receive discounts in our shops and on all classes, special member events, reduced admission to festivals, the Bulletin magazine, a thank-you gift, and much more!

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Note: Membership admission benefits do not apply to groups of any kind.

Protect our planet and enjoy free admission, valuable savings, and exclusive events!

Members at all levels enjoy these benefits:

  • Free general admission to the Garden, Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and Shaw Nature Reserve
  • Discounted admission to Garden Glow, festivals, and other signature events
  • A set of personalized printed membership cards (with a digital membership card option)
  • Exclusive previews and early entry to floral shows, plant sales, and signature events
  • Reciprocal privileges at 300+ gardens across North America
  • Passes for free tram tours and Children’s Garden entry (unlimited access at higher levels)
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • 10% discount at all retail locations (does not apply to sale merchandise)
  • Valuable savings on education classes, workshops, and family programs 
  • Free subscription to the Bulletin, member e-news, and education catalog

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  • Admission privileges and benefits for 1 adult and any children 12 and younger
  • 1 named cardholder and membership card 

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  • Admission privileges and benefits for 2 adults and any children 12 and younger
  • 2 named cardholders and membership cards

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  • Admission privileges and benefits for 4 adults and any children 12 and younger
  • 2 named cardholders and membership cards 
  • Unlimited entry to the Children’s Garden and free tram tours on every visit (April–October; capacity limits apply. See Member FAQs for details.)

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Friends and Family benefits, plus:

  • Admission privileges and benefits for a total of 6 adults and any children 12 and younger
  • 6 free tickets to Garden Glow and selected summer exhibits 
  • 6 free tickets to festivals, including Chinese Culture Days, Japanese Festival, and Best of Missouri Market
  • An extra 10% discount at all retail locations (20% total) 

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The President's Society

Increase your investment and involvement in the Garden and enjoy exclusive privileges as a member of the Garden Giving Societies.


All General Membership benefits, plus:

  • Admission privileges for a total of 8 adults and any children 12 and younger
  • 8 complimentary passes to Garden Glow, festivals, and selected exhibits (no timed tickets required!)
  • Invitation for 2 to Garden Glow and Orchid Show Donor Previews
  • Invitation for 2 to annual President’s Society Reception
  • Cuttings, the President’s quarterly newsletter
  • Invitations to exclusive Spotlight Series events and additional learning programs

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All President’s Contributor privileges, plus:

  • Admission privileges for a total of 10 adults and any children 12 and younger
  • A total of 10 complimentary passes to Garden Glow, festivals, and selected exhibits
  • 1 complimentary Garden-level gift membership to give to a friend
  • A complimentary Missouri Botanical Garden wall calendar (mailed in the fall)

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To learn more about our additional Giving Societies, please click here.

Gift Membership

Treat your family and friends to an entire year of free admission and exclusive benefits at our three venues.

Purchase a Gift Membership

Member Events

Explore coming events specifically for members!

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Member FAQs

Find answers to our most asked membership questions or connect with our membership team now.

Review our FAQs

Garden Giving Societies

Enjoy exclusive privileges and increased involvement through our upper-level membership programs.

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Corporate Membership

Connect your organization to the Garden’s global mission through our Corporate Partners Program.

Discover Corporate Partnership

Young Friends

Support the Garden and meet other members in their 20s–40s through unique events and opportunities.

Meet the Young Friends

Other Ways to Give

Learn about our commemorative giving, our license plate program, planned gifts, and other programs.

Support the Garden

Automatic Renewal Program

Your membership donation can be enrolled in our automatic renewal program, and may even be eligible for monthly installments.

Learn more about Automatic Renewal.

Reciprocal Member Benefits

All Garden members enjoy benefits at more than 300 botanical gardens across the country!

Explore our reciprocal partners.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will help you double the impact of your gift to the Garden.

Learn more about matching gifts.