Lakeside Nature Center offers a variety of events each year that are fun for children, families and adults. In mid-October each year, Magic Woods delights young and old as they walk along the well-lit Lakeside Nature Trail learning about native wildlife.

Each spring hundreds of volunteers pick up trash and plant trees along the Blue River.

Volunteers join the Lakeside Staff in February for Groundhog Day celebrations and in April for Earth Day. 

In October, the trail at the Center is inhabited by native Missouri animals.  When Mother Nature  sprinkles you with special dust, you can understand their speech and they tell you about their world.

Wildlife classes, conservation activities, special programs and enjoyable visits through Lakeside Nature Center results in something for everyone.

If you are planning a meeting, birthday or group activity, why not go wild? Host your event in our classroom or at our Lodge. Call the Center at (816) 513-8960 to plan your own fun.

(Updated: 9/11/10)