Plan a Visit


Admission into the gardens is free of charge! All donations, unless otherwise specified, support our environmental education programs. We appreciate your continued support.


Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Last entry into the garden @ 4:30 p.m.

Upon entering, please check-in with our wonderful volunteers!

*Please note that hours are subject to change for inclement weather as a safety precaution.*

In the event of inclement weather, we will post closure information on our social media channels:

Free Parking

Passenger Drop-Off/Handicapped Parking:

There is a passenger drop-off area located just inside the main gate of Shangri La at 2111 West Park Avenue and parking for vehicles with proper handicap designation. Parking spaces are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

General Public Parking:

The main Shangri La Visitor Parking area is located on West Park Avenue across from the Passenger Drop-Off/Handicapped Parking and pedestrian gate entrances to Shangri La. There is also a municipal recreation area adjacent to the parking area that contains playground equipment and provides a picnic area.

After parking, follow the sidewalk along West Park Avenue to the crosswalk at the intersection of West Park Avenue and 20th Street for access to the pedestrian entryway into Shangri La.

Holiday Closures

The Gardens are closed on the following days:

New Year’s DayMartin Luther King Day
Memorial Day Juneteenth Day
4th of JulyLabor Day
Thanksgiving DayChristmas Eve & Christmas Day

Extended Christmas Holiday- The gardens are closed for an extended Christmas holiday the final week of December.

**The gardens will close at 2:00 p.m. on May 4 for a private event.**

Holiday closures will also be posted on the Gardens’ social media channels.

Outpost Tour Departure Times

Tuesday- 11:00 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Saturday- Noon and 2:00 p.m.

Outpost Tours may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather, heat index > 100°, unsafe water conditions, or operational considerations beyond our control.

Launch times and availability change seasonally. Visit our Outpost Tour page to learn how you can board our pontoon watercraft for a guided tour on Adams Bayou!

Crescent Moon Concessions 

Self-Serve & Cashless Check Out | Snacks, Drinks and Ice Cream

Concessions Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Visit our Concessions page for more information!