The Shaw Nature Reserve

Hwy. 100 & I-44
P.O. Box 38
Gray Summit, MO 63039
(636)451-3512

Hours & Admission

Hours:
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.

Admission:
$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.

Regulations
Non-smoking. No pets. Professional photographers must pay a fee.
 

Great Gift Ideas

Tree graphic

Find the perfect gifts for the nature lovers on your list. We have a wide selection of gifts for every interest and all ages.
Gift Ideas
Maple Syrup Class

Students pouring maple sap from bucket

Maple Syrup and Winter Ecology school programs. Experience hands-on learning and active discovery of nature and the great outdoors.
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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.
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Class Registration

Fall Winter Classes

Check out the many weekday, evening and weekend classes we have scheduled for this fall and winter!
Register now!
Book now! Spring Fieldtrips

Enrollment is open for spring school groups. Hands-on outdoor learning awaits.
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Youth Photography Contest

Bascom House

Entries from the 2014 youth photo contest are now on display at the Bascom House. Thanks to Missouri Nature and Environmental Photographers (MoNEP) for their support and prizes.

Our Mission

Teachers planting seeds during a workshop Shaw Nature Reserve strives to inspire responsible stewardship of our environment through education, restoration and protection of natural habitats, and public enjoyment of the natural world.
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Featured Classes and Events

January 8, 2015
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
January 9, 2015 - January 10, 2015
7:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Dana Brown Overnight Center
January 10, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
January 22, 2015
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center