Experience the wild world of nature in the heart of Kansas
City, Missouri. Lakeside Nature Center, located in Swope Park,
at 4701 East Gregory Blvd, exhibits wildlife native to the area, offers educational programs,
coordinates community conservation projects, and is one of
Missouri’s largest wildlife rehabilitation facilities.
Call us at (816)
513-8960 or email us at
New Operating Hours
Tuesday through Saturday, 9 AM to
Sunday, 11 AM to 3 PM (Starting 9/19/10)
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, bring the animal t Lakeside Nature Center
by 4:00 p.m. (if it is truly in need of help), or after 9:00
a.m. the following day.
More info here.
The Nature Center desperately needs bird
seed, wild birdseed, black oil sunflower seed, raw peanuts,
suet, millet, sunflower chips, and Niger seed. Large bath
towels are urgently needed in the hospital. Please drop off
your donations at the center. We also need lithium
batteries, wicker laundry baskets, mesh laundry bags and Daisy
mats. Check the
wish list page for other
items the center needs.
Click to see
Stop by the center and watch all the birds through our library
windows. We even have binoculars so you can see everything
Animal of the Month
June 8, 10:00 - 2:00
Hike with a Naturalist
May 25, 10:00
Beginner Bird Walk
Merged with Hike with a Naturalist
Bugs - Pillbugs!
Meet our Resident Raptors
Nest Box Plans
Fox Hollow Map
My First Bird List