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

    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.

Shaw Nature Reserve Hours

Open Daily: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

Advance dated e-tickets for entry are recommended for all Nature Reserve admissions (including free e-tickets for Members).

Hours may be modified, limited in capacity, and subject to availability or closure.

Check or social media for any weather closures. If the Nature Reserve closes due to weather, guests with tickets for that date may use their tickets for admission on another valid date.

Events & Classes

Find upcoming events happening at Shaw Nature Reserve below.


New Narrated Wagon Tours!

Narrated wagon tours are available in the spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) at Shaw Nature Reserve on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 11 a.m. Wagon tours are $5 per person, free for members at the Friends and Family level and above or with a Bonus Bloom pass. Guests can reserve wagon passes at the Visitor Center. Tours last 30 to 45 minutes and follow the Nature Reserve's Loop Roads.

Private wagon tours are also available, please call for more information (314)577-9555.

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