Explore the habitats of sea creatures, along with conservation efforts to keep them safe at SEA LIFE Aquarium. Walk through an underwater tunnel, view the behaviors of various animals and learn some curious facts about ocean animals. You're tour will take you through more than 10 themed rooms that highlight the various types of sea animals that thrive in river and ocean areas.
Get up close with other animals in Kansas City - feed the bison and the elk at the Native Hoofed Animal Enclosure.
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Years ago, bison use to roam in large herds throughout the prairies of Kansas and Missouri. You can still see these magnificent animals right here in Kansas City! Visit the Native Hoofed Animal Enclosure, located in Fleming Park, where you can view and feed the bison and elk.
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Give your teen the opportunity to act like a kid again – feed baby goats, hike some trails, learn about how milk goes from cow to store shelves and see what a prairie town might have looked in the mid-1800’s.
Looking for other places to explore history or native animals? Try these:
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Looking for a place to do some geocaching? Or learn about plants, herbs and gardens? Visit the Overland Park Arboretum to explore the various trails, gardens and sculptures. Pick up a list of coordinates at the welcome center, bring a hand-held GPS and find the hidden caches throughout the gardens.
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Ready to get outside? Visit Burr Oak Woods Nature Center – explore some trails, watch a nature movie in the theater, visit some of your favorite animals or register for one of the free classes in orienteering, outdoor skills and canoeing.
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Think you've seen everything at the zoo? Well, try a different perspective - maybe a skyride across Africa, or stepping inside a cage with the lorikeets. Get up close to many of the animals with great viewing areas for the kangaroos, lions, and chimpanzees. You can walk less and see more at the Kansas City Zoo.
DVD – Bear Gryllis “Man vs Wild” Alaska episode produced by Discovery Channel
Online crossword puzzles on animal biology and current issues http://kids.nbii.gov/crosswords.html (ages 12-14, 15+)
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