General Garden Admission

Order your e-tickets in advance to ensure faster entry and guaranteed access, especially for busy morning or weekend visits.  

Ages 13 and up
Ages 13 and up
St. Louis City/County Resident
Proof of St. Louis City or County residency required.
$6 ($4 seniors 65+)

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E-tickets can also be purchased by phone at (314) 678-7442 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). E-tickets are dated but not timed. E-tickets are available up to one week in advance for purchase. 

Limited walk-ups tickets are available and can be purchased at the ticket window; however, mornings and nice weather days frequently sell out in advance. All transactions must be credit/debit only. 


Whitaker Music Festival

Whitaker Music Festival | Presented by the Whitaker Foundation | Wednesday evenings June 1–August 3

Free advance reservations required. Free reservations available to Garden members beginning at 10 a.m. and to the general public beginning at noon on each weekly on-sale date. Reservations will remain available until the concert start time or until maximum capacity is reached. Please secure your reservations well in advance to guarantee entry. 

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2022 Whitaker Music Festival Schedule

June 1 Jeremiah Johnson Band
Sold Out
June 8 Karen Choi 
Sold Out
June 15 Old Souls Revival
Sold Out

June 22 Annie and the Fur Trappers
Sold Out

June 29 Arcadia Dance Orchestra
Sold Out
July 6 We Are Root Mod
Sold Out

July 13 Sweetie and the Toothaches
Free reservations available July 7
July 20 Mo Egeston All-Stars
Free reservations available July 14
July 27 The Soulard Blues Band
Free reservations available July 21
August 3 Old Salt Union
Free reservations available July 28

Technical Support

If you have questions regarding online ticket sales, please contact Visitor Services at or (314) 577-5101.

Note: If you coming to the Garden for a class you have registered for, you do not need to make a general admission reservation.


St. Louis City/County Resident Discount

In appreciation for their ongoing support of the Garden through the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District, St. Louis City/County residents enjoy discounted general admission to the Garden daily and free Garden admission on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m.–noon, with early walking hours from 7–9 a.m. (free admission is limited to available capacity and available for onsite walk-up entry only; not available for advance purchase). Free admission and early entry do not apply on festival and holiday weekends, including Labor Day Weekend. 

Garden Members

All members must enter their membership number to access reduced price tickets. Membership numbers are printed under the barcode on membership cards. The number of reduced-price tickets a member may order depends on the level of membership. Review membership levels

Members at the Festival level and above receive a limited amount of free tickets to certain festivals and events. Festival members click here for more information.

Please contact or (314) 577-5118 for more information. 

Groups of 15 or More

Need 15 or more tickets? Contact group sales at (314) 577-0275 or toll-free at (800) 332-1286 for potential savings on your purchase.
Inclement Weather Policy

Event tickets are nonrefundable and valid rain or shine. Individual activities may be cancelled due to inclement weather or ground saturation. As conditions are constantly in flux, we are unable to foresee cancellations or future changes to the event schedule.

During certain special events, weather information will be posted on our home page as well as our Twitter feed at You may also visit the ticket counter for on-site updates throughout the day.