Shaw Nature Reserve Early Morning Access

Early morning access for members is back!  The Nature Reserve will be open between 5:30 and 7:30 a.m. for members to enjoy walking, jogging, birding, nature study, and photography. To take advantage of these early hours, an access code will be required at the gate. 

To receive this access code, please complete the registration form below. You will receive an email that your registration has been received.

You will receive a second email within 7-10 business days to confirm that your gate access code is active. Your gate access code will be your MBG membership identification number and will remain valid as long as you maintain an active Garden membership. If your membership lapses, we will contact you with a reminder to renew before removing your gate access code.

PLEASE NOTE: During regular operating hours, this access code will not work for entry. You must reserve e-tickets for the date and time you would like to visit. To reserve tickets, please visit For more information, contact or 314-577-9505.

Early Access Registration Form 

Quantity and Pricing
Shaw Nature Reserve 2021 Early Morning Access
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 5:30 AM
Participant: 1 No Charge

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