Canopy Climb

Nature lovers can take their passion for the outdoors to new heights and explore majestic trees like never before at the Canopy Climb tree-climbing experiences taking place on select Sundays this fall at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis and Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit.

In these 1 1/2-hour sessions, a certified tree-climbing instructor will teach you to ascend on your own into a tree canopy. Once there, you’ll be able to sit on branches, limb-walk, lie in hammocks or relax in a suspended chair as you enjoy an inspiring bird’s-eye view of the world.

Throughout the experience, you’ll learn about forest canopy biodiversity and conservation close to home and around the world. Several vertical lines will be available, and climbers can choose to ascend more than one line as time allows.

Climbers must be at least 8 years old. Space is limited to 12 climbers per session.

Canopy Climbs will be held at Shaw Nature Reserve on Sundays, Sept. 9, Sept. 23, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21. Choose from sessions at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.

Advanced registration is required; visit or call 314-577-5140.

For dates and times at the Botanical Garden, people should call 314-577-5140.