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
Closed December 25

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.
View pictures

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

Volunteer

Volunteer

We have volunteer opportunities in horticulture, education, tours and ecological management to name a few!
Learn more
Apply today

Saturday Happenings

Andy-guided hikes

Guided hikes and lunch-and-learns on Saturdays. No registration required. Free with admission.
Learn more

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!

Featured Classes and Events

November 15, 2018
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
November 16, 2018
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
November 17, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
November 29, 2018
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center