Educator Appreciation Week
September 14-21, 2019 

Calling all local educators! As a token of our appreciation, the Missouri Botanical Garden and its family of St. Louis-area sites have planned a special week just for you. All formal and informal educators from PreK-higher education, school administrators, staff and faculty, and homeschool parents are welcome. Bring your family and enjoy some fresh inspiration for connecting your students with nature in new ways.

Throughout the week, educators can:

  • Enjoy 20% off a new or renewed memberships all week long, available for purchase at any of our three sites.
  • Visit the Butterfly House for a free Educator Pollinator Pack (available to the first 100 educators who visit) 
  • Register for and attend these special events: 

Educator Appreciation Day at Shaw Nature Reserve  
Saturday, September 14 | 1–3 p.m.
Free for the whole family | Registration required (see below) 

  • Enjoy a free day at Shaw Nature Reserve to explore Missouri’s ecosystems
  • Preview a variety of nature-based STEM activities
  • Learn ways to connect students to the great outdoors
  • Educators from Shaw Nature Reserve will be on hand to share information about field trip experiences for grades PreK–12, including overnight programs.

Educator Appreciation Evening at Missouri Botanical Garden
Sunday, September 15 | 5–8 p.m.
Free for the educator (ticket purchase required for family members) | Registration required (see below) 

  • Educators enjoy free admission to Garden Party Lights*
  • Enjoy the Biergarten, Children’s Garden, and multimedia displays across Garden grounds
  • Visit the PlantLab to learn programs for students, teachers, schools, and districts
  • Interact with Education staff from our St. Louis-area sites

* Educator Appreciation Evening at the Garden occurs during Garden Party Lights, our special nighttime event. Your registration includes ONE free ticket to Garden Party Lights. Additional tickets can be purchased at the door ($16; $3 children 3-12; free children 2 and under).

Online registration for these events has now closed, but space remains for a limited number of walk-ins. 

Thank You!

The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers.

Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 577-5100 hours and admission

Butterfly House

Faust Park, 15193 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 530-0076 hours and admission

Shaw Nature Reserve

Hwy. 100 & I-44 Gray Summit, MO 63039
(636) 451-3512 hours and admission