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      Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center Kansas City

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      4750 Troost
      Kansas City, MO 64110

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      Neighborhood: Park Central-research Park
      Area Information •Explore eight acres of gardens, including a pond, walkways, and watchable wildlife. Hours •Monday - Frid... read more
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      Description

      Area Information

      •Explore eight acres of gardens, including a pond, walkways, and watchable
      wildlife.


      Hours

      •Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
      •Extended hours on first and third Tuesdays: Building open until 9:00 p.m. for
      programs and meetings, permit, and Nature Shop sales until 7:00 p.m.
      •First and third Saturday of each month: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
      •Trails open daily during daylight hours.


      Directions

      From I-70 in Kansas City, go south on Van Brunt, which turns into Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard (also known as 47th Street). Continue west, passing under Highway 71, then turn south on Troost Avenue. You will soon see the Discovery Center entrance on the right (west) side of the street.


      Fun to see, do, and learn
      Facility and exhibits

      •Energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly building that shows how you can
      save water, energy, and resources at home
      •Live-animal exhibits
      •Sycamore Station natural play area for kids


      Programs

      •Lots of programs, events, and workshops. For a complete list of upcoming
      events visit our website: http://mdc.mo.gov/discoverycenter



      Native-plant landscaping

      •Rain gardens in the parking lot hold and treat runoff before it empties into the
      storm water system.
      •Native-plant gardens demonstrate urban landscaping options, including
      small versions of upland and lowland forests, prairies, and wetlands.
      Specialty planting areas include hummingbird, butterfly, wildflower, and water
      gardens.


      Trails

      •Two disabled-accessible trails

      Nature Shop

      •Shop for MDC-produced books, calendars, DVDs, and other nature-related gifts.

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