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Lantern Festival @ Missouri Botanical Gardens Summer 2015

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Celebrating the Garden’s ongoing botanical research in China, 22 all-new sets crafted from silk and steel once again offer visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia.

Entertainment Schedule

LFC Chinese Acrobatic Performance Troupe
Cohen Amphitheater, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Lanterns are lit
Garden grounds, 8 p.m.

Garden closes
Garden grounds, 10 p.m.

Powering Lantern Festival

Electricity used for the Lantern Festival was matched with renewable energy certificates (RECs) from a Missouri wind farm through the Ameren Missouri Pure Power program. By matching the electricity with RECs, the Lantern Festival has a zero carbon footprint from electricity usage.

Hours and Admission

May 23 to August 23, 2015
Open Thursday-Sunday evenings from May 23-July 31*
Open nightly from August 1-23
6 to 10 p.m.Evening Admission*
May 23 – July 31:
$22 adults
$11 members
$10 children (ages 3-12)
$5 members’ childrenAugust 1-23:
$26 adults
$13 members
$10 children (ages 3-12)
$5 members’ children

*Daytime viewing included with regular Garden admission from May 23 to August 23. Lanterns will not be lit on the Fourth of July or on Whitaker Music Festival evenings. 

The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at

4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Information on parking

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