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Chinese

Culture Days

at Missouri Botanical Garden

August 7—8, 2021

Admission

Free

Festival-level

members and above

$16

General

Ages 13 and up

$5

Ages 12 and under

$8

Member

Ages 13 and up

FREE

Ages 12 and under

A Grand Parade led by a 70-foot dancing dragon opens our annual festival of Chinese culture.

Since 1996, the Garden has collaborated with the Chinese Culture Education and Services Foundation to produce an event to celebrate Chinese culture. Hundreds of community volunteers work towards producing a weekend filled with colorful Chinese pageantry, art, music and dance, history and legends, and of course, wonderful food! 


The celebration kicks off with a magnificent Chinese dragon dance. The dragon has always been regarded as a sacred creature, symbolizing power, courage, righteousness, and dignity. Download the program to see the robust schedule of things to do at the festival.

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Chinese Culture Days Festival ticket sales helps to raise funds for our mission “To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life" here in Missouri and around the world. 

Health and Safety

Trash cans will be limited to the area near the Temporary Visitor Center in outdoor dining area only. No sorting of trash. Please take all refuse out with you when you leave. 

Limited trash and recycling

Increased frequency and intensity of cleaning and disinfecting all high-touch surfaces (such as handrails, signage, seats, and benches) following CDC and EPA guidelines. Hours of operation have been reduced to include nightly and weekly deep cleaning.

Sanitizing surfaces

Please follow appropriate social distancing restrictions of six feet or more from anyone not in your traveling party.

Social distancing

Additional hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the Garden, including all point-of-sale locations and strategically around Garden grounds.

Hand sanitizing

Visitors displaying any of the following symptoms before visiting should stay home, including coughing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. Refunds and exchanges during this period will be honored without penalty.


Sick visitors

All staff working on Garden grounds will be screened prior to each shift. Employees will be required to complete a health screening questionnaire followed by a temperature check prior to the start of each shift. Only those staff who pass both the health screening questionnaire and temperature check will be allowed to enter the Garden and report for work. 

Staff health screening

Plexiglass at the sales counters to protect staff and visitors. Cashless payments/No signature required for credit card transactions.  

Point-of-sale precautions

Masks on entry and exit | Masks indoors | 6 feet separation
Required for all visitors 5 years of age and older indoors

Recommended: Masks Outdoors

Required: Protective Face Coverings