Hall of Laureates Public Tours

  • Overview

    THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE HALL OF LAUREATES tells a story in every room – from the building’s rich history as the Des Moines public library, to the Foundation’s celebrated agricultural and humanitarian pioneers there is something for every visitor.

    Built in 1903, this century-old building has been restored into a museum that celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to fighting hunger around the world. The Hall of Laureates is a beautiful space of learning and collaboration, and we welcome you to visit.

    The Hall will be open to the public on select Tuesdays in November and December 2021. Admission for our docent-led tours is free of charge. Private and group tours are also available. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to ensure that tours begin on time. We look forward to welcoming you to the Hall of Laureates!