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Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

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Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Credit: Missouri Department of Conservation

Discover 10 acres of gardens, wetlands, walkways and wildlife that surround the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center building, located near the banks of Brush Creek at Troost in Kauffman Legacy Park, about eight blocks from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and within 10 minutes of the Country Club Plaza.

Located in the heart of the urban core, the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center focuses its educational programs on helping urban children and adults appreciate the bounty and beauty of nature, and to learn outdoor skills such as hiking, camping, wildlife viewing and growing native plants. Hunting and fishing permits, books, videos and educational materials highlighting the natural resources of Missouri can be purchased in the Missouri Outdoors Nature Shop.

The Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center provides a unique educational experience as well as a quiet place of reflection for residents and visitors alike to enjoy and appreciate nature’s offerings.

Our basic hours are Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with extended hours first and third Tuesdays of each month. The building is open until 9 p.m. for programs and meetings, and to 7 p.m. for permit and Nature Shop sales. First and third Saturday of each month, our hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Trails are open daily during daylight hours.

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4750 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64110

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Pet Policy
Pets On Leash Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Types Of Payment Accepted
Personal Check
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