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.

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

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
Learn more

SOLD OUT Daffodil Dash 5k Trail Run

Daffodil Dash logo
Saturday, April 8
For those registered, pick up your t-shirt at the Visitor Center on Friday, April 7 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. or Saturday, April 8 from 8:30 a.m.–9 a.m.
Learn more
Shaw Wildflower Market

Customer with native plants

Saturday, May 13
9 a.m. –4 p.m.
We have the largest selection of native wildflowers available in the St. Louis Area
Enjoy local wine, bread, meats, cheese, art, beer, produce and more…
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Class Registration

Spring/Summer 2017 Class Registration

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

New Photography Policy

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

Policy and guidelines
Permit form 

Featured Classes and Events

March 28, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
March 28, 2017
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
March 31, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Glassberg Family Pavilions