Baby Season

Learn what to do if you find babies in need.

Visit the Center
Visit the Center

Open Tuesday – Sunday, Free Admission

Hike Fox Hollow Trail
Hike Fox Hollow Trail

Open Daily, Dawn to Dusk

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Explore our Native Gardens and Habitats

Learn about the many, native Missouri plants around the Nature Center.

Celebrate your Birthday with us!

Packages include a 2 ½-hour rental with a 30-minute live animal presentation by a Nature Center naturalist.

Fox Hollow Trail Work Days

Volunteer to maintain and improve the Fox Hollow trail system.

Join the next work day on Sunday, June 11th.

Native Garden Work Days

Help to maintain and improve the native gardens at the Nature Center.

Join the next work day on Saturday, June 10th.

Hike with a Naturalist

Join a guided hike on the Fox Hollow trail featuring topics on habitats and geology.

Our next hike is Saturday, June 17th.

Mother Nature Reads

Our next event is Saturday, July 1st.

Bring your children for a fun morning to hear Mother Nature read a story and make a craft.

Rehab and Release Program

After a brief visit to Lakeside’s rehabilitation hospital, these 3 red-shouldered hawklets were successfully renested and reunited with their parents. Please support our rehabilitation and release program with a gift.

Become a Friend of Lakeside Nature Center

Support the Nature Center with wildlife rehabilitation, events, educational programming, native garden and habitat creation/maintenance and much more.