The World Food Prize

Public Tours


Join us for our annual Holiday Open Houses December 12 and 19. Click here for more information.

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 are self-guided and visitors are welcome to explore the building and visit with volunteer docents.


PLEASE NOTE the Hall of Laureates will be closed on the following dates during this holiday season: November 25-29, December  23-31 and January 1-3. On the following days in 2015 we are closed for special private events: August 15, September, October 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 and November 7. 

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 

In addition private and group tours may be scheduled 10 business days in advance for the following times: 

Wednesdays: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for tours that are booked through the WFP office 10 business days in advance
Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 4:30 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). 


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.

Special Closures:
The Hall will be closed during all federal holiday weekends, including New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas. The Hall of Laureates is also closed during World Food Prize Week - October 12-18, 2015.

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