Hours & Admissions

Garden Hours

Temporarily Closed

The garden is typically open to the public 7 days a week year-round. We are closed for major holidays and Austin City Limits Fest.


March 15, 2020

In accordance with the latest Mayoral directive, attendance at the Zilker Botanical Garden is temporarily closed.

These changes will remain in effect until direction from the Austin Public Health Authority deems it appropriate to return to normal operations.
The Garden has also canceled the free days initially scheduled for March 17th and 28th. The free days will be rescheduled when health restrictions have been lifted.  For the latest information on health directives, please go to www.austintexas.gov/COVID19<http://www.austintexas.gov/COVID19> .

As the situation evolves we will keep this page updated. Please do check back. We know that nature is restorative, and look forward to seeing you in the Garden soon!


(NOTE: credit card only during Spring Break and COVID-19 restrictions)

Children (ages 2 & Under) – Free

Youth (ages 3 & 17)

  • Austin Resident $3
  • Non Austin Resident $4

Adults (ages 18 & 61)

  • Austin Resident $6
  • Non Austin Resident $8

Seniors (ages 62 & Over)

  • Austin Resident $5
  • Non Austin Resident $7

Free Days at the Zilker Botanical Garden

Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy is holding the following free days in 2020.

On Free Days, no admission price is required, but donations are always welcome.

  • Monday, Feb. 17th Presidents’ Day (school holiday)
  • POSTPONED Tuesday, March 17th (during Spring Break)
  • POSTPONED Saturday, March 28th
  • Saturday, May 30th (Woodland Faerie Trail Special Exhibit)
  • Saturday,  August 8th
  • Thursdays, June 11, July 9, and Aug 13 (extended hour Thursdays during the Woodland Faerie Trail Special Exhibit)