KC Edventures Guide for Ages 9-11

Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

Snake at Burr Oak Nature Center Snake at Burr Oak Nature Center Pic by Jacquie

Curious about animals?  Burr Oak Woods Nature Center is a great place to explore and learn about animals.  Watch some nature films, explore hands-on exhibits, take a nice hike and visit with the many animals who call this center ‘home’.

Before Your Visit:

  • Check the program guide to sign up for one of the nature programs or family programs before you go.
  • Make sure to bring water and snacks, especially if you're taking a hike.
  • Plan to hike some of the trails (that's the best place to see some animals) so wear comfortable shoes.

Explore Burr Oak Woods:

  • Watch a nature film in the theater – different ones show throughout the day
  • Go letterboxing or geocaching.
  • Take a hike on one of the nature trails
  • Find all kinds of fish in the 3,000 gallon fish tank
  • Do some animal watching - toads, snakes, birds, and many others.

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Other Kansas City places to find native animals:

  • Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe, KS
  • Lakeside Nature Center in Kansas City, MO
  • Native Hoofed Animal Enclosure, MO
  • Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Center in Liberty, MO


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