KC Edventures Guide for Ages 6-8

Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

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Amphibians, birds and turtles, oh my!  Come visit some of your favorite animal friends.  See a 3,000 gallon fish tank, explore the many animal homes, watch a nature film or hike a trail at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center.

Before Your Visit:

  •  If you're planning to hike some trails, wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Check the Burr Oak website to see if there are any programs you want to attend before you visit (registration is usually required).
  • Bring some water and a snack - there's a great place to sit and eat.

Explore Burr Oak Woods:

  • Watch a nature film in the theater – different ones show each day.
  • Find all kinds of fish in the 3,000 gallon (huge) fish tank.
  • Explore all the animal areas to see who lives at Burr Oak Woods - frogs, turtles, snakes and more.
  • Explore some of the hands-on exhibits in the kids area.
  • Sign up for one of the nature programs or family programs.

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Visit other great Kansas City nature centers:

  • Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe, KS
  • Lakeside Nature Center in Kansas City, MO
  • Prairie Oak Nature Center in Leawood, KS
  • Schlagle Library in Kansas City, KS
  • Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Center in Liberty, MO


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  • Nature & Animals: Parks & Trails, Bugs & Insects, Native Animals, Pond Habitats, Reptiles