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 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

Youth Photo Exhibit

Girl with camera

July 28–October 2

Stop in the Bascom House to view the Youth Photography Contest exhibit. All photos were taken at the Reserve. Special thanks to MoNEP (Missouri Nature & Environmental Photographers). 

Prairie Day

Prairie Day volunteers near tipi

Saturday, September 17
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

This fun-filled family event portrays prairie heritage through activities and demonstrations, and showcases the Reserve’s 250-acre re-created tall grass prairie. $3 members, $6 nonmembers, $2 nonmembers (15 and under), members children free (15 and under).
Learn more

Class Registration

Learn and Discover - Fall/Winter 2016-2017

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

Shaw Wildflower Market

Vendors and buyers at the fall wildflower sale

Friday, September 9, 4–7:30 p.m.
Shop for locally produced native plants, food and crafts. Also, experts will answer your native gardening questions. Learn more

Featured Classes and Events

September 2, 2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
September 7, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
September 8, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
September 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center