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Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum

The scientific heart of the Garden for more than a century before closing to the public in 1982, Henry Shaw's original museum has reopened following a painstaking restoration and offers a unique opportunity to view rarely seen art, artifacts, and more collected over the last 160 years. 

Special Events

Bach in the Garden

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The Sachs Museum is the perfect setting for chamber music. Join the Bach Society of Saint Louis for a virtual chamber concert at the Sachs Museum, plus a Q&A with the performers and a tour of Charles Metz’ harpsichord haven in Palm Springs, CA. Tickets are $15 each.

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Shaw's Legacy


Upcoming Exhibit

Grafting the Grape: American Grapevine Rootstock in Missouri and the World

April 2021 to March 2022

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This upcoming multimedia exhibition at the Sachs Museum will feature the history, science, and contemporary art of native American grape rootstock in wine production. Wine enthusiasts may be familiar with the history and flavors of the Vitis vinifera grape in Europe, South America, South Africa, and the United States, which has its roots in the ancient cultures of central Asia. Drinking wine from this grape wouldn’t be possible today without the research and development of 19th-century Missouri wine growers and botanists. Using both historic Garden collections and contemporary Garden research, this exhibition will focus on the native American grape wine rootstock and the production of wine in the United States and around the world.

Upcoming Virtual Events:

Grafting the Grape Virtual Lecture Series: 
May 18: Missouri Vines and Wines: Then and Now
June 9: Archeology of American Indigenous peoples' use of grapes
June 22: Missouri Viticulture in a Family Vineyard
July 19: Choctaw Foodways
August 14: Art and Science Dialogue
September 15: Climate Change in Art

A New Leaf: Reimagining Henry Shaw's Museum

Follow along on the painstaking 18-month rehabilitation of the museum building in this HEC documentary. 

Hours and Admission


The Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum is currently closed to the public due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. 

In the meantime, follow this link to explore Nymphs of the Garden virtually.

Watch the exhibit video.

Read the exhibit publication.

Immerse yourself in Arslan's paintings or dive into the Garden's water lily pools with these guided meditations from the Missouri Botanical Garden's Therapeutic Horticulture team.

Learn more about the research and inspiration behind Nymphs of the Garden from Museum Curator Nezka Pfeifer.

Explore Claude Monet's dual passions for fine arts and horticulture in this article by Bee Tham.

Check back here for more virtual offerings of our current exhibits, and follow the Garden's social media channels for more Sachs Museum content.


Preserving the Past for the Future

Support the ongoing maintenance of the Sachs Museum.  

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