The Shaw Nature Reserve

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

Hours & Admission

Open 7 days a week
7 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Closed December 25

Visitor Center:
8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Bascom House:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 

$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.

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

Career Day for Grades 6–12

careers without walls

Wednesday, March 20
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Shaw Nature Reserve will be hosting a career fair. Our focus is careers that have an outdoor aspect. RSVP by February 15.
Learn more

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

Andy Sight and Sounds Trail Series

Guided hikes and lunch-and-learns on Saturdays. No registration required. Free with admission.
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Program Registration

Learn and Discover Spring/Summer 2019 Classes

Registration for classes 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!



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

Featured Classes and Events

February 22, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
March 1, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
March 7, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Trail House
March 10, 2019
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House