List of nature centers in Kansas

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This is a list of nature centers and environmental education centers in the state of Kansas.

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Name Location County Region Summary
Chaplin Nature Center Arkansas City Cowley Flint Hills website, operated by the Wichita Audubon Society, over 5 miles of trails
Dillon Nature Center Hutchinson Reno South Central website, 100 acres, operated by the City, aquariums, interactive exhibits about the sand prairie environment and central Kansas, microscopic investigation stations, discovery drawers, nature playscape
Ernie Miller Nature Center Olathe Johnson Northeast website, operated by the County, displays, live animals
Flint Hills Discovery Center Manhattan Riley Flint Hills Operated by the city of Manhattan, features exhibits detailing local history and preservation of the Flint Hills, a theater, a specialized interactive playground for youth and parents, and a temporary exhibition gallery
Great Plains Nature Center Wichita Sedgwick Flint Hills website, a partnership of the City, State and USFWS, located in 232-acre Chisholm Creek Park, live native wildlife
Kansas Wetlands Educational Center Great Bend Barton Central website, education center for 49,000-acre wetlands of the Cheyenne Bottoms and the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, operated by Fort Hays State University and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Milford Nature Center Junction City Geary Flint Hills website, operated by the State near Milford Lake, exhibits, dioramas, indoor and outdoor live animals, nature playground; adjacent to Milford Fish Hatchery
Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library Kansas City Wyandotte Northeast website, city library and nature center with science and outdoor education programs, located in 1,500-acre Wyandotte County Lake Park
Olathe Prairie Center Olathe Johnson Northeast website, operated by the State, 300-acre tallgrass preserve and outdoor education site
Prairie Oak Nature Center Leawood Johnson Northeast website, operated by the City in 115-acre Ironwoods Park
Prairie Park Nature Center Lawrence Douglas Northeast website, 80 acres, operated by the City
Pratt Education Center Pratt Pratt South Central website, operated by the State, displays, dioramas, and exhibits about the native birds, fish, mammals and reptiles of Kansas, live aquariums
Southeast Kansas Nature Center Galena Cherokee Southeast website, located 10 acres in Schermerhorn Park
Stone Nature Center Topeka Shawnee Flint Hills website, 372 acres, operated by The Villages, private preserve on a group home for children, provides environmental education and adventure challenge programs
WATER Center Wichita Sedgwick Flint Hills website, operated by the City, treatment center for polluted groundwater, water and pollution exhibits and programs


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