Gateway to Fun: Children’s Garden

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The Children’s Garden, inside the Missouri Botanical Garden, is an awesome play space for kids of any size.

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If you’re not familiar with the Children’s Garden, it’s a special kid section of the Botanical Garden with slides, a cave, tree houses, a riverboat, musical flowers (really!) and a splash pad in when the weather warms up. It’s the kinda place where you bring a towel, a change of clothes for the little one and a good book–you’re gonna be here a while!splash pad at Missouri Botanical Garden Children's Garden

lock and dam at Children's Garden in Missouri Botanical Garden

music at the children's garden in the missouri botanical garden

The Children’s Garden is located right next to the famous Climatron, so it’s not far from the entrance. Sorta. But be warned! If you want to include a tour of the whole Botanical Garden on your visit bring good walking shoes, water bottles and a stroller. Or a wagon. This is one place where I kept bringing the little red wagon for Mitch long past the toddler days. The whole garden is 75 acres, and they don’t waste a foot of it. You can easily spend all day here!

The Children’s Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden is open from April to October. 

Fee: The Children’s Garden is $5 for kids 3-12, but adults are free. It works out nicely, because kids 3-12 are free to the regular garden, so you’re not paying “extra” for the kid area. Littles under 2 are free. The Children’s Garden is free on Saturday’s before noon for residents.

General admission for the Missouri Botanical Garden is $4 for St. Louis City and County residents (over 12); free on Wednesday and Saturday before noon. If you’re an “out of towner” admission is $8 for adults, free for kids.

Confused? Visit the MoBot site for more details.

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