Purchase your tickets ahead of time by going to the links below.

Free for children ages 12 and under

  • $5.00

    General Admission

    Ages 13 and up Buy Tickets
  • Free


    Ages 3–12 Buy Tickets
  • Free

    Members Admission

    Individual, Garden, and Friends & Family Members Get Tickets
  • Free

    Festival+ Members

    Festival & Garden Giving Society Members Get Tickets
  • $3

    Seniors Rate

    Seniors 65+ Buy Tickets
Advance e-ticket purchase or reservations recommended.

Your membership level determines the number of free adult e-tickets you may reserve per visit.

Events & Classes

Find upcoming events happening at Shaw Nature Reserve below.


Group Tours

Customize your visit with a guided tour for your group! Reservations need to be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Check out our tour options here or call (314)577-0850 to make tour reservations.

Visitor Guidelines

Advance e-ticket purchase or reservations recommended.

  • Service dogs only. We love our pets, but they are not allowed at the Nature Reserve.
  • No smoking, including electronic cigarettes.
  • Leave what you find. No collecting of any kind.
  • Bicycles are permitted on roads only.
  • No weapons, fires, alcoholic beverages, hunting, fishing, grilling, or swimming.

The Nature Reserve is a tobacco-free environment. Pets, weapons, collecting natural materials, and swimming are not permitted. Services dogs are welcome. Visitors must adhere to posted guidelines and closing time. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.

Location & Parking

The Missouri Botanical Garden is easily accessible throughout the metro area and conveniently located near Highway 44.


307 Pinetum Loop Rd.
Gray Summit, MO 63039

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There is no charge for parking at Shaw Nature Reserve.



(314) 577-9555