crystal bridge

The Crystal Bridge Conservatory is closing to the public on Sunday, April 18, 11am-5pm for a major interior renovation. Reopening fall 2022. Read more here.

General Hours

For our visitor safety in response to COVID-19:

  • Masks are required. 
  • Please practice social distancing, staying at least 6 feet apart.
  • Follow one-way directional signs.
  • No more than 10 in a group.
  • Limited visitor numbers inside the Conservatory.
  • Guests are encouraged to use hand sanitizers and wash their hands after visiting.
  • Ticketing staff are wearing masks and will be seated behind sneeze guards. We will be sanitizing frequently touched surfaces.


  • Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
    • Adults: $8
    • Seniors (62+): $7
    • Active Military: $7 
    • Students (13-19 or w/ valid college ID): $7 
    • Children (4-12): $5 
    • Children (3 and under): FREE
    • Myriad Gardens Foundation Members: FREE
  • The Myriad Botanical Gardens outdoor grounds are FREE
  • For group tour information and pricing go here
    • Group Admission (10+): adults $6 (plus tax); children (4-12) $4 (plus tax) 
    • Please book in advance for group rate pricing. 

About the Crystal Bridge Conservatory

The centerpiece of the 15-acre Myriad Botanical Gardens is the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, home to thousands of beautifully displayed tropical and desert plantings. Within the 13,000 square feet, you will discover 750 varieties of plants, a cascading waterfall and a sky bridge to experience stunning views into the tropical forest.

Its unique design has earned attention and praise in the architectural community. It is 224 feet long, 70 feet in diameter, and is covered by 3,028 sections of translucent, double-layered acrylic panels. The Conservatory includes 13,000 square feet of the plant display area in two distinct climates: the Tropical Wet Zone, which is at the south end and is watered daily; and the Tropical Dry Zone at the north end which receives water from April through September, followed by drought from November through March. Some 750 varieties of plants and multiple waterfalls cascading from a total of 35 feet round out the spectacular features of the Conservatory. 

Sunday, April 18 is the last day it will be open to the public until fall 2022. Learn more here.

Got 10 minutes? Watch the history of the Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Conservatory as told by those who lived it!


The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory is ADA accessible to the first and third levels. An elevator located in the South Lobby is available to get to the third floor. Once on the third level guests can take the catwalk to the north side, then return to the elevator to go to the first level. The exterior grounds are ADA.