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 handicap accessible. Self-guided tours available; naturalist-led programs by advance notice.