Hours & Admission

Tickets must be reserved online in advance.
Masks are required.

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Garden Hours


The garden is open to the public 7 days a week, year-round. The garden is closed for major holidays and (typically during Austin City Limits Fest.) The garden opens at 9 am daily and closes at 5 pm, with final entry 30 minutes prior to closing.

In 2021, Zilker Botanical Garden will be closed on New Year’s Day, The Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Admissions and Tickets

COVID-19 Update: As of August 12th, 2021, all individuals over the age of 2 are required to wear masks to enter City of Austin facilities or to be on parkland unless exercising and/or social distancing. In light of this, masks are now required at Zilker Botanical Garden unless you are walking or practicing social distancing.

Advance reservations are required to guarantee a spot. You can purchase tickets with the links below.


Becoming a member today allows you unlimited access to the Garden for the next year as well as reciprocal access to all American Horticulture Society gardens: 330-plus gardens, arboretum, and conservatories in the country, including Lady Bird Wildflower Center in Austin. You can reserve member and reciprocal tickets below.

The Garden is not able to offer guided programs as of March 10, 2021. Learn More Here


General Admission

GA tickets cover residents and non-residents of Austin. Details and prices are listed below. To purchase general admission tickets, click the button above. When you arrive at Zilker Botanical Garden, you will be scanned in with a QR code that will be sent to your email. The admission entry time that you select is the time during which you are expected to arrive at the Garden and does not limit the length of your visit.

Yoga in the Garden

Join us on select dates in October and November as Collette teaches yoga for all levels on the Auditorium Lawn overlooking the city skyline. Each class will be limited to 40 people and is included with general admission, but must be reserved online in advance via the Yoga Registration button above. All classes begin at 10 am and will last one hour. Click here to learn more.

Museums for All

Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free access to Zilker Botanical Garden. You can reserve your tickets at the link below. When you arrive at Zilker Botanical Garden, you will be scanned in with a QR code that will be sent to your email. You will also be asked to present your EBT card. Zilker Botanical Garden invites all families with Electronic Benefits Transfer cards, WIC cards, STAR cards, CHIP cards, Medicaid cards and MAP identification cards to show their card(s) to receive FREE General Admission tickets. Maintaining affordable access for everyone is a top priority for ZBG. Follow this link to reserve Museums for All admission.


Zilker Botanical Garden participates in the American Horticulture Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP) which entitles you to special admission privileges and discounts at 330+ gardens throughout North America. Reserve your tickets and present your current membership card at the admissions counter.  Please remember that the gardens you visit rely on admission and donations to maintain their collections and gardens for all to enjoy, so please consider making a contribution on your visit. Thank you for your interest and support of  Public Gardens. Follow this link to learn more.

Admission Prices

Members – Free

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


Your ticket purchase helps support the mission of Zilker Botanical Garden, so please note the garden does not provide refunds; however, admission at a later date due to weather or schedule conflict is allowed. Contact info@zbgconservancy.org  if you need to change the date of your visit. 

Free Days at the Zilker Botanical Garden

Upcoming free days 2021: December 27th

Free Days for 2022: January 17th, February 21st, March 15th, May 1st, July 16th, September 11th, November 11th, December 26th

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

The Garden is a sanctuary, a place to be in touch with the seasons and refresh our spirits. That is why the City of Austin in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department offers “free days” to  Zilker Botanical Garden, thus waiving visitor fees. Due to capacity limits, reservations must be made online prior to admission to the garden. 

Please reserve tickets via the link to ensure you arrive at the garden during the specified time and enter with limited contact.

ADA access is available at the entrance on Barton Springs Drive.

Please enjoy your visit! At the admission kiosk, staff will scan your ticket from your phone or printed receipt to allow entrance to the garden. Be sure your entire party checks in together during the time frame purchased. All guests are asked to adhere to safe social distancing guidelines. Re-entry is not currently permitted. 

Visit zilkergarden.org/map-gardens/ to view a map.