The Shaw Nature Reserve

307 Pinetum Loop Rd,
Gray Summit, MO 63039

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.

National Trails Day

Enjoy free admission to Shaw Nature Reserve on Saturday June 4, in celebration of National Trails Day. Check-in at the Visitors Center, get a map, and enjoy the day!
Learn more about National Trails Day here

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.
View pictures

Support the Nature Reserve

Bascom House field

Support the work of the Shaw Nature Reserve to restore land to its original state and preserve the peace and natural beauty of our grounds.
Learn more

Program Registration

Spring/Summer 2017 Class Registration

Registration for programs is now open! Check out our weekday, evening and weekend offerings. Register online or over the phone by calling Rachel at (636) 451-3512 x 6007. 
Register now!

Native Plant School

Native Plant School is a year-round series of mostly outdoor learning sessions in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden.
Learn more

New Photography Policy

Review our new policies and guidelines for Photography at Shaw Nature Reserve.

Policy and guidelines
Permit form 

Featured Classes and Events

May 30, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
May 31, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
May 31, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
June 3, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center