Lakeside Nature Center

Events at Lakeside Nature Center

Mother Nature Reads

Saturday mornings at 10:00 in the Library

Hike with a Naturalist

Do you know we have a three mile woodland trail right in the heart of Kansas City? Yes, at Lakeside Nature Center you can take an extended hike through not only a woodland area but also witness a savannah and a marsh habitat!

Join a Naturalist at 10:00 on designated dates to hike portions of the trails at Lakeside to learn about different habitats and the plants and animals that you might find.

Event Dates:

  • June 19
  • July 17
  • July 31
  • August 21
  • September 4
  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 16

Kids, Water, Fish and Bugs

July 17th - Kids, Water, Fish and Bugs. In cooperation with the Fly Fishers group and Little Blue River Association.

Run for Raptors - Hybrid Race

The Run for Raptors - Hybrid Race is on Saturday July 31, 2021 to Saturday August 7, 2021. It includes the following events:

  • 5k Trail Walk- Virtual
  • 5K Trail Run- Virtual
  • 10K Trail Run- Virtual
  • 15K Trail Run- Virtual
  • 5k Trail Walk- In Person
  • 5k Trail Run- In Person
  • 10k Trail Run- In Person
  • 15k Trail Run- In Person

To sign up, visit

What's out at Night

August 21. Featuring our owls. Stay tuned for more information closer to the event.

Wilma's Birthday Party

September 18. We will have cake!

City Nature Challenge

The challenge is over but you can go out and have fun with this on your own anytime.

Download the flyer and join in the challenge found here.

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