Public Events

Grow Challenge Party with the Plants

September 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us at the Center for an unforgettable night of drinks, music, mingling, and magic!

Hosted by the Danforth Center Young Friends (and as seen in Ladue News), Party with the Plants is a fundraising celebration that gives attendees the chance to meet and socialize in our beautiful building and prairie, all while supporting students in the St. Louis region. As the culmination of the 2022 Danforth Center Grow Challenge, the proceeds from this event will benefit the creation of STEM education programs at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Innovation Center.

It's a good time for a good cause, and we hope to see you there.

Ticket Prices

  • Regular: $60
  • Early-bird (available from August 5 to September 2): $50

Become a member of the Young Friends and receive a discount on your tickets. Join today!

Food, Friends, Fun

Check out photos from past party with the plants events.

What to expect

Join the Young Friends of the Danforth Center, rain or shine, for the Grow Challenge Party with the Plants, an unforgettable night of drinks, music, and mingling. Activities take place indoors and outdoors.

  • Sample hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and whiskey.
  • Meet cutting-edge young scientists of the Danforth Center.
  • Enjoy live music, master illusionist magic, and more.

About Party with the Plants 
Party with the Plants is the signature fundraising event of the Danforth Center Young Friends. This year, for the first time, the event will serve as the culmination of the Young Friend’s peer-to-peer fundraiser, the Grow Challenge. Proceeds from this year’s Party with the Plants will support the creation of STEM education programs at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Innovation Center.

About the Young Friends
The Young Friends is a group of dynamic professionals age 40 and under who support the Danforth Center. Learn more!

Attendee Notice of Release
By entering the Danforth Center for this event, you acknowledge that you are providing your consent to be photographed, filmed, and otherwise have your likeness or voice recorded for use by the Danforth Center in any and all media materials, including websites and in other marketing or educational materials, in perpetuity.

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center cares about your health and the public well-being. See our current COVID-19 protocols here.

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