Days Featuring Special Admission Rates

Throughout the year, Reiman Gardens features special admission rates for special days and events. Please see the list below.

Free Admission All Day

  • National Public Gardens Day — May 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Pollinator Fest — June 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Last day to see the sculpture exhibit Wind, Waves & Light — November 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special Events with Free Admission

  • Spring Egg Hunt — March 31 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Independence Day Celebration — July 3 from 6:00 p.m. until the conclusion of the fireworks
  • Thursday nights from Thanksgiving through Christmas — November 29, December 6, December 13 and December 20 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Days with Free Admission for Select Visitors

  • Mother’s Day – all moms admitted free — May 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Memorial Day Weekend – free for all veterans and active duty military — May 26 to 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • ISU Employee Open House – free for all current Iowa State University employees with their ID card (applies to employees only and not their family) — June 15 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Father’s Day – all dads admitted free — June 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Teacher Appreciation – free for all school district employees with their ID card (applies to employees only and not their family) — August 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Veteran’s Day – free for all veterans and active duty military — November 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.