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+)

Learn more about visiting the Garden

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. 


Japanese Festival

Japanese Festival Tickets | September 3–5, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday

Labor Day Weekend
September 3–5
10 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday

Purchase tickets


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.