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.