KC Edventures Guide for Ages 9-11

Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

Rate this item
(0 votes)
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.

Learn More:

Discover More:


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

View Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in a larger map

Additional Info

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