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!

Guided Walking Tours

Explore the Garden's history, plants, and seasonal highlights with a Garden Docent through a personalized walking tour.

Daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (1p.m. tour is offered April through October).

Included with admission. Group sizes are limited to 10-12 visitors.

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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 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 dine at the Garden 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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Rest your feet, relax and enjoy the sights — experience the Missouri Botanical Garden by tram!  Narrated tram tours run approximately 25-30 minutes and provide an excellent opportunity to see and learn about many of the beautiful display gardens, sculptures and buildings you can visit during your day at the Garden.


Narrated Tram Tours currently run every day of the week, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the top of the hour. Due to social distancing requirements, availability is limited. Tram tours may be suspended due to severe weather.

$5 adults and children (ages 3–12)
Free for Garden members at the Friends and Family level and above
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 signature events (including Chinese Culture Days, Japanese Festival and Best of Missouri Market); please email or call (314) 577-5101  for specifics.

Trams are wheelchair accessible. Due to safety concerns, we are not able to accommodate personal motorized equipment on our trams. Visitors are welcome to leave their motorized equipment at the tram shelter until the end of the tour and may transfer to a complimentary wheelchair to enjoy the tour. A printed copy of the tram script is available upon request for visitors with hearing difficulties. Please ask a visitor services attendant for assistance when boarding.

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.


Personalize Your Garden Visit

Explore Garden grounds through customized tours tailored to your interests.
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The Garden has been named one of the American Bus Association's Best of the Best tourism destinations for 2016!

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.