Henry Shaw's Birthday Celebration!
July 24, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden
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Help us celebrate Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw’s 219th birthday! Festivities take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include a silhouette artist, stilt walker, balloon artist, and three performances by Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes (showtimes are 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.) and more. Take a tour of Tower Grove House, Shaw’s original country estate, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A selection of items from the Garden's Herbarium and Peter H. Raven Library, originally housed in the historic Museum Building, will be on display showcasing the Garden's long history as a leading scientific institution.

  • Enjoy free admission for all visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Enjoy free admission to the Children's Garden from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Explore Henry Shaw’s country home, Tower Grove House, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and learn more about his life and legacy. 

  • Save 20% off Garden memberships at the Membership Services desk (discount available on-site only).

  • Enjoy free admission to the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield and Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Missouri.


. Free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.