Things to Do

Runge Nature Center

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Inside, explore more than 3,000 square feet of exhibits that lead you through a myriad of Missouri’s natural habitats. Featured in the exhibit area are a 3,580-gallon fish aquarium, live amphibians and reptiles, hands-on activities for children, an indoor wildlife viewing area, a nature library, a small gift shop, and other displays. Building hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Venture outside to discover more than two miles of hiking trails, open daily, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Also, you can climb a 60-foot fire tower for a panoramic view of the city and the area’s dramatically rolling landscape.

The Naturescape Trail is wheelchair accessible. Self-guided tours available. Naturalist-led programs by advance notice.

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330 Commerce Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Biking / Walking Trails
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed