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Center Hours

Tuesday through Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM. 
Sunday, 11 AM to 3 PM 
Closed Monday


Hospital Hours
The hospital is staffed every day of the week.  You may bring animals
     Monday through Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30
     Sunday from 8:30 to 3:30


Magic Woods
Do you understand what the animals say?
Saturday, October 14th, 2017, 4pm-9pm

Take a walk on the wild side with Mother Nature and her friends. A safe, fun activity for the entire family. Walk our Nature Trail and listen to animal characters tell their stories. Enjoy this enchanted evening at Lakeside Nature Center.  There will be fact painting, craft tables and tattoos,
folnc@crn.org for more information.


What to Do For Injured or Baby Animals
If you have a Missouri animal in need, please call the Center (816-513-8960) and leave a message.  You will contacted shortly and given instructions on what to do.  If you don't receive a call back or the animal is truly needs help, bring it to Lakeside Nature Center by 4:00 pm, (3:30 on Sunday and Monday), or after 9:00 a.m. the following day.

More info here.


Found an animal in Kansas?

Contact Operation Wildlife. 

Phone: 785-542-3625 More info here

Upcoming Events here

Magic Woods
October 14th, 2017
4:00pm - 9:00pm

Mother Nature Reads

     Every Saturday at 10:00

     Jan, the Puppet Lady, will be at the Center on 9/29.

Hike with a Naturalist Schedule here

     October 14 at 10:00

     October 21 at 10:00 (Last hike of the year)
Big Muddy Speaker Series
Always at the Westport Coffee House

      4010 Pennsylvania
      6:00 - Social Hour     7:00 Presentation

      Tuesday, October 24

We always need bird seed for the feeders, dry & canned dog food, dry & canned cat food


Rehabber's Tales here
     Learn about our current patients here


What happens when you bring an animal to the Nature Center click here


Donations needed.
The  Nature Center  needs dog food (both dry and canned), cat food (both dry and canned),  black oil sunflower seed, raw peanuts, and Niger seed. Towels of all sizes are always needed in the hospital.  Please drop off your donations at the center. Check the wish list page for other items the center needs.


Click to see who's at the Feeders
Stop by the center and watch all the birds through our library windows.  We even have binoculars so you can see everything clearly!


Featured Animal
Honey Bee


      Meet our Resident Raptors

    MDC Nest Box Plans
     Scavenger Hunt
     Lakeside Trail Map
     Fox Hollow Map
     Scat Rap
My First Bird List



Mudpuppy's Pond     

Animal Info


Critter Corner

MO Bugs


What's Blooming

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Owned and operated by City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department