KC Edventures Guide for Ages 3-5

Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

Turtles, Toads & Snakes Turtles, Toads & Snakes Pic by Jacquie

Come visit one of the best nature centers in the Kansas City area!  They have many hands-on activities, turtles, fish, birds, and some other animal friends.  Watch a fun nature movie & read some great books in the preschool area.

Before Your Visit:

  • You'll probably be walking the trails, so wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket.
  • Pack a snack - there's quite a bit to explore and a fun place to eat.

Explore Burr Oak Woods:

  • Explore the preschool area to find books and nature artifacts you can touch
  • Put your hand in the holes of the search-and-find boxes to see what you discover
  • Watch the turtles swim and crawl on the rocks
  • See lots of fish in the 3,000 gallon tank
  • Talk a walk on one of the hiking trails and see if you find any animal friends.
  • Have Mom or Dad sign the kids up for one of the cool preschool programs!

Learn More:

  • Learn about animal tracks, leaves and other great things in this fun activity book from Discover the Forest.
  • Explore nature activities and more with these great books:

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Additional Info

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