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Runge Nature Center


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The center includes a 3,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall, a large fish aquarium, wildlife viewing area and five hiking trails.

BIRD WATCHING - (A list of 100 species have been recorded from the area. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.)

DEMONSTRATIONS - (Native prairie, marsh, glades, backyard demonstrations, savanna, flowering meadows, formal garden)

EXHIBITS/DISPLAYS - (3,000 sq. ft. of exhibits that highlight Missouri habitats; 3,580 gal. aquarium, live animals including amphibians and reptiles, rotating lobby exhibits)

HIGHLIGHTED ACTIVITIES - (Special events and general public programs are listed in a free bimonthly newsletter.)

HIKING - (Five hiking trails. See trail section.)

NATURE VIEWING - (General nature viewing including a wide variety of wildflowers.)

TOURS - (Naturalist led programs for families, scouts, schools, community groups, scheduled monthly programs and events.)


Admission: Free
Hours: Year-round: Tuesday-Saturday 8AM-5PM and Thursday 8AM-8PM. Closed Sunday, Monday, and all State Holidays.
Address: 330 Commerce Drive
Phone: 573-526-5544
Our Website:nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places/runge-conservation-nature-center

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