The Shaw Nature Reserve

307 Pinetum Loop Rd,
Gray Summit, MO 63039
(314) 577-9555

Hours & Admission

Open 7 days a week
7 a.m. until sunset
Visitor Center:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends 
Bascom House:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$5 general admission
$3 students
$3 seniors 65 & over 
Free children 12 & under

Free for Shaw Nature Reserve passholders and Missouri Botanical Garden members.

Wheelchair Accessibility:
Bascom House, Maritz Trail House, Whitmire Wildflower Garden, Wetland Trail, Crescent Knoll Overlook, Glassberg Family Pavilions and restrooms.

Non-smoking. No pets. Professional photographers must pay a fee.

Daffodil Dash 5k Trail Run

Daffodil Dash logo
Saturday, April 7

Registration required. A challenging yet fun 5k trail run for the whole family. Race starts at 9am. 
Register here
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What's In Bloom

Water lily

Every Friday we take pictures of what's in bloom and post them on our Facebook page. We feature a variety of plants and places in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden.
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SIFT Applications

SIFT participants learn about water invertebrates with Dr. James Trager

High school students: the Shaw Institute for Field Training (SIFT) is now accepting applications for the 2017–2018 program!
Click here to apply
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Program Registration

Learn and Discover Spring/Summer 2018 Classes

Registration for classes is now open! Check out our weekday, evening and weekend classes. Register online or over the phone by calling Rachel at (314) 577-9526.
Register now!

Photo Contest

March 1st- 31st you can win free prizes by participate in our Instagram photo contest. Whether you are using a smartphone or a DSLR camera, we’d love to see those amazing shots. 
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Pet Policy

While service animals are welcome at the Nature Reserve, if you would like to hike with your pet, we recommend visiting state and county parks. Pets are not permitted at Shaw Nature Reserve.  

St. Louis County parks pet page
Missouri State parks pet page
Service animal policy 

Featured Classes and Events

March 21, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
March 22, 2018
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
March 23, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
March 24, 2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center