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Henry Shaw's Birthday Celebration!

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Help celebrate Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw’s 218th birthday! Festivities take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include a silhouette artist, stilt walker, balloon artist, marionette shows (10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m.) and more. Take a tour of Tower Grove House, Shaw’s original country estate, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A selection of items from the Garden’s Herbarium and Peter H. Raven Library, originally housed in the historic Museum Building, will be on display showcasing the Garden’s long history as a leading scientific institution.

  • Enjoy free admission for all visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Enjoy free admission to the Children’s Garden from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Explore Henry Shaw’s country home, Tower Grove House, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and learn more about his life and legacy.
  • Save 20% off Garden memberships at the Membership Services desk (discount available on-site only).