Lakeside Nature Center offers a variety of events each year that are fun for children, families and adults. In mid-October each year, Magic Woods (October 13, 2018)delights young and old as they walk along the well-lit Lakeside Nature Trail learning about native wildlife.

Each spring hundreds of volunteers pick up trash and plant trees along the Blue River. Project Blue River Rescue is on April 7th this year. 

Volunteers present education programs throughout the year.  Check the special events page for more information.  Our next event is Earth Day on April 21 from 10 to 2.

Wildlife classes, conservation activities, special programs and enjoyable visits through Lakeside Nature Center results in something for everyone.

If you are planning a meeting, birthday or group activity, why not go wild? Host your event in our classroom or at our Lodge. Call the Center at (816) 513-8960 to plan your own fun.

(Updated: 04/01/18))