E-mail Us Animal Help Volunteer Scouts

PBRR Register

Who's in Rehab


Run 4 Raptors

Wish List

Kansas Animals?

Feature Critter


What's Blooming

Who's at Feeders

More Critters





Found a Fawn


Bats & Rabies




Ca$h 4 Critters
Be sure to eat an ice cream sundae!
Sunday, March 18th, 2018
12:30 - 5:00 at Lakeside Nature Center
Join us for fun, music, ice cream sundae bar, popcorn, soft drinks, baked goodies, wine, beer, art sale, scavenger hunt, animal interpretations and more. 
Admission is free, but there is a charge for food and drink. 
Call us at (816) 513-8960 or e-mail us at folnd@crn.org for more information.


New Center Hours

Tuesday through Sunday, 9 AM to 4 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 4:30


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

Ca$h 4 Critters

     Sunday, March 18th, 12:20 - 5:00

Project Blue River Rescue
Saturday, April 7th, 2018, 8am to noon

Mother Nature Reads

     Every Saturday at 10:00

Hike with a Naturalist Schedule here

     Our first hike in 2018 will be March 10
Big Muddy Speaker Series
Always at the Westport Coffee House

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

      Tuesday, November 21

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

Supported by Friends of Lakeside Nature Center through volunteers and funding.  Become a member.
Owned and operated by City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department