Lakeside Nature Center offers a variety of
wildlife and environmental science programs and activities
for families, children, schools, groups, and adults. Schedule
an exciting program for your group or plan to attend one of
our regularly scheduled wildlife presentations or events.
A visit to Lakeside Nature Center is free. A small fee is
charged for most programs.
Nature Center Staff are waiting to share their knowledge about
our local wildlife. Call 816.513.8960 or
for program details.
Teachers work with Naturalists to
design a wildlife
program and outdoor hike for their students.
Due to staffing shortages, outdoor school opportunities are
currently very limited.
Call us at (816) 513-8960 for more information.
Opportunities for Scouts include
individualized badge days, Webelo badges, Brownie Try-it and
Girl Scouts Wildlife badges. The Daisy, Brownie and
Girl Scout badges are being revised to comply with 2012 GSA
requirements. Please contact the center at (816)
513-8960 for more information.
Homeschool Science Lab offers hands-on activities.
Young children enjoy
Mother Nature Reads every Saturday.
Special Events, like
Breakfast with Beasts, Earth Day, BUGS!,
Celebrating Urban Birds, Kids, water, Fish, Bugs, and What's
out at Night, provide a great learning
experience for everyone.
Hike with a Naturalist
once a month
scavenger hunt to add
to the fun of a visit to the center.