Adult Tours

Let us Give You the Grand Tour!

In addition to Self-Guided Experiences, Guided Tours of Reiman Gardens highlight the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, Hughes Conservatory, and other areas of the Gardens.   Add other options such as lunch and lectures for an additional fee, depending on availability.  

Please note that face coverings are encouraged.  We will not be asking folks about their vaccination status and are trusting our visitors to respect public health measures. CLICK HERE for more information.

Adult Guided Tour

  • 60-minute guided tours are $13 per person (for a minimum of 10 people), and this price includes all admission to the Gardens.  If the minimum of 10 people cannot be met, groups have the option of switching to a self-guided experience; otherwise groups will be charged for the 10 people minimum ($130). Please Note: Discounts affiliated with Garden Memberships do not apply toward guided tours or group visits.
  • Bus driver admissions are included with group tours.
  • Tours are available Monday through Friday only, and must be arranged at least two weeks in advance.
  • Guided Tours include:  personal, trained Reiman Gardens’ tour guide(s) exclusively assigned to your group; access to all areas of the Gardens, including the Butterfly Wing filled with exotic, live butterflies in flight; a walk through the ever-changing floral display in the 5,000 square-foot tropical Hughes Conservatory (except during Conservatory Changeout – tentative dates for next changeout Nov. 14-19); a stroll through 17 acres of amazing outdoor gardens.

Option to Add a Lunch: 

Lunches at Reiman Gardens are served in a private room (depending on availability) or in an outdoor space where you can enjoy your meal with a beautiful view and perfect setting. Lunch options range from box lunches to catered buffets. Please contact education staff at: rgeducation@iastate.edu or 515-294-9012 for lunch options.

Option to Add a Lecture/Program:

Add an interesting program on butterflies, flowers, plants, or the annual exhibit by Reiman Gardens’ professional staff. The topics change regularly, so please contact us for details. There is a $50 fee for each program and scheduling is based on staff availability. Please note that an indoor room is not included with the booking of an adult tour. Any space needed for a lunch, program or speaker must be arranged with the Youth and Family Education Coordinator. Please contact education staff at: rgeducation@iastate.edu or 515-294-9012 for program options.


Self-Guided Indoor/Outdoor Experience: Groups of 10+

  • Explore indoor and outdoor gardens independently. 
  • Reservations must be made at least one week in advance to receive reduced pricing:   
  • $10/Adult , $9/Senior – if reserved in advance.   Payment is due in one payment on arrival. Please Note: Discounts affiliated with Garden Memberships do not apply toward guided tours or group visits.
  • Feel free to bring your lunch and picnic in our beautiful outdoor spaces.  Catered meals are only available for Guided Tours.

Private Behind-the-Scenes Tours in the Entomology Lab are also available for small groups CLICK HERE for more information.  


Ready to Schedule? 

Submit an Adult Tour Request form.