The World Food Prize Foundation

Public Tours



Monday - Closed for tours

Tuesday Open House - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Guided tours are available at the following times:
9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.
Reservations required for groups 10+, not required for groups smaller than 10

Wednesday - By reservation, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday - By reservation, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday - Limited morning availability depending on special event rentals

No same or next-day reservations are available. To make a private or group tour reservation, please email Historic Tour Manager Kate Levasseur ( Reservations are strongly encouraged one week in advance of your desired tour time. Reservations made less than a week in advance will be accommodated if possible, but are not guaranteed. 

If you are interested in photo shoots or venue tours for a wedding, private, or corporate event, please contact Building Event Manager Monica Gatrost (

July 4 - Independence Day Holiday
July 9 - Private Event (no Tuesday Open House)
July 10 - Private Event
July 12 - Private Event
July 31 - Iowa Hunger Summit
August 7 - Private Event
August 16 - Private Event
August 22 - Private Event
August 23 - Private Event
August 29 - Private Event
August 30 - Private Event

Please note our events schedule changes frequently - please email to confirm availability.


There is no fee for tours given during regular business hours. Evening and weekend tour times may be available, but staffing and cleaning fees may apply.

The Hall of Laureates is closed for tours on Federal holidays as well as occasionally due to Foundation or private events. Closures due to Foundation or special events will be posted here and also on our social media channels.


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 closest parking ramps are 3rd and Court and 4th and Grand.

The Hall of Laureates has accessible entrances on both the east and west sides of the building, and an elevator to all public floors. There is seating available in most rooms which visitors are welcome to use. No wheelchairs or other mobility aids are available for visitor use.

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