The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates is open to the public for tours, free of charge. Tours on Tuesdays are given at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12-noon and 1:30 p.m. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. The tours on Saturdays and Sundays are self-guided and visitors are welcome to explore the building and visit with volunteer docents.
Tuesdays: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for only guided tours at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12-Noon and 1:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for self-guided tours
Sundays: 12/Noon - 3 p.m. for self-guided tours
In addition private and group tours may be scheduled 10 business days in advance for the following times:
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for tours that are booked through the WFP office 10 business days in advance
Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for tours that are booked through the WFP office 10 business days in advance
To schedule your tour please contact Nicole Barreca (515-245-3735; email). We are currently not scheduling any tours after December 31, 2014 at this time.
Please note that on the following days in 2014 we are closed for special private events: March 8, April 19, May 10 and 13, July 3, 4, 5 and 6, August 26, 30 and 31, September 7, 20 and 21, October 14, 18 and 19.
As there is no on-site parking available, guests are asked to park at the meters located around the building or in the surrounding parking ramps.
The Hall of Laureates building is fully handicap accessible. The handicap entrance is on the west/garden side of the building, at the ground level. Every floor of the building is accessible by elevator, and there are not currently wheelchairs available to borrow.
The Hall will be closed during all federal holiday weekends, including New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas.