The Shaw Nature Reserve

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

Hours & Admission

2020 Hours:
Open 7 days a week 

January 1–March 7:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 8–31:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

April 1–August 31:
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

September 1–30:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

October 1–31:
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

November 1–
December 31:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last entry into Shaw Nature Reserve is 30 minutes prior to posted closing time.

Thanksgiving Day Hours:
8 a.m.–noon

Christmas Eve Hours:
8 a.m.–noon

Closed Christmas Day

Bascom House:
10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily.

$5 general admission
$3 seniors 65 & over
Free children 12 & under
Free for Missouri Botanical Garden members.
Groups click here

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.



Bascom House

June 16
The Nature Reserve will reopen to the public June 16 with additional health and safety protocols in place. Advanced tickets are required. 
Get tickets and learn more 

Class Registration

Learn and Discover - Fall/Winter 2020-2021

Registration for Fall/Winter classes is now open! Check out our weekday, evening and weekend classes. 
Register now!

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

Saturday Happenings

Sights & Sounds Trail Series

Enjoy videos by Andy until we re-open. Click below to watch on our Facebook page. 
When we re-open you can enjoy these guided hikes and lunch-and-learns on Saturdays. No registration required. Free with admission.
Learn more

Shaw Plant Pick-Up

Customer with native plants

Online pre-order form information coming August 19.
Pre-orders only. Order plants from the Shaw Wildflower Market vendors and pick-up on Friday, September 11.

Our Mission


Shaw Nature Reserve strives to inspire responsible stewardship of our environment through education, restoration and protection of natural habitats and public enjoyment of the natural world.
Learn more

Featured Classes and Events

August 7, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
August 8, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Trail House
August 8, 2020
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
August 9, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House