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Springfield Conservation Nature Center



4601 S. Nature Center Way
Springfield, MO 65804
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  • Description - Springfield Conservation Nature Center

    Something exciting is always happening at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Indoors you'll discover nature through programs, activities and displays. Outdoors, seasonal changes and unpredictable wildlife make each visit an adventure. So come visit our nature center often! Surprise a white-tailed deer bedded in a cedar thicket. Smell the fresh scent of the Ozark woods after a rain. Watch an eagle snag a fish from an icy lake. At the Springfield Conservation Nature Center there are trails to walk, exhibits to explore, and videos and programs to enjoy. All year-round, it's the place to experience and learn about the Missouri outdoors. Hike a trail - we have six of them, short and long. Experience the sounds of the nighttime forest and discover how rainwater becomes spring water, all in the center's multi-sensory exhibit room. Watch birds and other animals visit our pond and feeders from the comfort of our indoor wildlife viewing area. Attend a special program, guided nature walk or video. Call ahead for a schedule or ask at the information desk when you arrive. Nature Center Features: *Eighty acres of forests, fields and creeks, along with frontage on Lake Springfield. *Wildlife, including deer, foxes, mink, muskrat, raccoons, squirrels, birds, turtles, frogs, bugs and just about everything else that lives in the Ozarks. *Nearly three miles of trails, as short as a fifth of a mile, as long as two miles. *A boardwalk over the marshy shallows of the lake.

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    Kids Places,  Nature and Animals,  Nature Center,  Science

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