Donor Tour Information

Docent-led tours for donors and prospective donors are limited to normal business hours when the Center is open. We do not offer tours at the following times: the weeks immediately before and after the Thanksgiving holiday; the last two weeks of the calendar year. During tours, docents explain the Center's mission, describe our basic science and research priorities, and provide general information about opportunities for donor support. Please note the following:

  • Because of their length, focus, and safety concerns, tours are generally restricted to those 18 years and older.

  • Before the tour, participants must provide their full name and contact information.

  • Tours may take up to one hour in length with considerable walking, including up ramps.

  • While every accommodation has been made to make our research facility accessible to the full range of visitors and employees, including those with physical mobility challenges, accessibility is extremely limited for large groups of people touring together. We can accommodate a maximum of two wheelchairs on tours.

  • Visitors are required to stay in aisles and may not enter work areas.


Brigid Thayer
Administrative Assistant
Danforth Plant Science Center
975 N. Warson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63132


We invite you to tour our incredible facility. Please provide several possible dates and times, along with the associated group, number of visitors, contact name and phone number as well as any specific areas of interest or focus and we will check availability