The Shaw Nature Reserve

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

Hours & Admission

Hours:
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.

Admission:
$5 general admission
$3 students
$3 military
$3 first responders
$3 seniors 65 & over 
Free children 12 & under

Free for Missouri Botanical Garden members.

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

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

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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Class Registration

Learn and Discover - Fall/Winter 2018-2019

Class registration 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!

Pet Policy

Owl

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

Art at Shaw Nature Reserve

art

Saturday November 3 - Sunday November 4
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Boutique show of St. Louis area artists at the Shaw Nature Reserve's Dana Brown Overnight Education Center.
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Saturday Happenings

Andy-guided hikes

Guided hikes and lunch-and-learns on Saturdays. No registration required. Free with admission.
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Photo Contest

Missouri coneflower-Rudbeckia missouriensis by Michelle Scherer

September 1st- 30th 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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Prairie Day

Prairie Day volunteers near tipi

Saturday,  September 22
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Join us for family fun such as hikes, music, atlatl toss, food, talks on helping threatened grasslands, and more. $3 adult members, free member children age 15 and younger, $6 nonmembers, $2 nonmember children ages 15 and younger.
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Featured Classes and Events

September 20, 2018
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
September 21, 2018
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
September 22, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve
September 25, 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center