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World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, The

  • Region: Downtown
  • 100 Locust Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: (515) 245-3783
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The magnificent Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates is home to the World Food Prize, known as the "Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture." Visit this beautifully restored 19th-century building and learn through art and interactive exhibits about global achievements in science, agriculture and humanitarian efforts.

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
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
  • Banquet Capacity 196
  • Number of Rooms 6
  • Classroom Capacity 98
  • Wireless Internet Available? true
  • Wireless Internet Notes (fees, etc) Free
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

Hall of Laureates Open House

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Saturday
    From: 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Holiday Open House

  • December 17, 2016
    From: 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM