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World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, The

  • 100 Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: (515) 245-3783
  • Region: Downtown
  • Overview
    The World Food Prize Foundation has beautifully restored this century-old library building into its Hall of Laureates, which serves as a museum and event venue. Unique, ornate meeting rooms can accommodate events small and large; modern amenities include a variety of room options, wireless internet and garden.
  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
    General Information
    • Admission Price: Free.
    • Group Rates: Free.
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: Guided tours: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Noon and 1:30 p.m. T; Self-guided tours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat.
    • Season: Year-round; closed major holidays, call to verify there are no private events taking place.
    • Self-Guided Tours:
    • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly):: Private tours can be scheduled 10 business days in advance for 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. W-Thu.
    • Tour Length: 1 hr.
    • Tour Times: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m T; self guided Sat.
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Largest Room 3430
    • Total Sq. Ft. 12058
    • Reception Capacity 350
    • Space Notes Preferred caterers: Des Moines Marriott, Des Moines Embassy Club and Windsor Catering (under the umbrella of Hy-Vee).
    • Theatre Capacity 280
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Wireless Internet Notes (fees, etc) Free
    • Banquet Capacity 196
    • Number of Rooms 6
    • Classroom Capacity 98
    Borlaug Ballroom (1st Floor)
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 2803
    • Height: 17.5
    • Theater Capacity: 280
    • Classroom Capacity: 98
    • Banquet Capacity: 196
    • Reception Capacity: 300
    Ruan Laureate Room (1st Floor)
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3430
    • Height: 17.5
    • Theater Capacity: 192
    • Classroom Capacity: 64
    • Banquet Capacity: 120
    • Reception Capacity: 350
    Founders Boardroom (2nd Floor)
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 964
    • Height: 17
    Iowa Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1261
    • Height: 15
    • Reception Capacity: 49
    Exhibition Hall (2nd Floor)
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1659
    • Height: 18.5
    • Classroom Capacity: 49
    • Banquet Capacity: 49
    • Reception Capacity: 49
    Des Moines Mural Room (Ground Floor)
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1702
    • Height: 10.5
    • Theater Capacity: 49
    • Banquet Capacity: 49
    • Reception Capacity: 49