Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

2289 County Park Drive
573-290-5218

Area Information

  • Free and open to the public.
  • Join us for special events, hike a trail, or get acquainted with Missouri’s fascinating wildlife.
  • Schedule a school or youth-group visit. Bus parking available. See Cape’s Interpretive Programs Guide below.

Area hours

  • Open daily from sunrise to 10 p.m.

Facility and exhibits

  • 160-seat auditorium, three classrooms, hands-on exhibits for all ages, a scientific research laboratory, freshwater aquariums, and an indoor wildlife-viewing area

Programs

  • Lots of programs, workshops, and special events. Check out the Events block to the right.

Trails

  • Two-mile White Oak Trace nature trail. Download the trail map listed below.

Gift shop

  • MDC Nature Shop featuring books, calendars, DVDs, toys, and other nature-related gifts


Reviews

Erin Jackson

Rating:
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

So much so see and do! Great for the entire family!

Justin Thurman

Rating:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This was always a fun place to go to when I was young and still is fun today. Very educational with a lot of hands on exhibits and real animal skins. Outside you can go fishing or hiking. A great place to take kids

Michelle Owens

Rating:
Friday, July 21, 2017

Very Happy with the park and Melinna playground is one of favorite part of day end .

Aaron Chapman

Rating:
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Friendly staff also loved the trails.

Dru Reeves

Rating:
Sunday, June 5, 2016

We are very fortunate to have such first class nature education facility right here in Cape Girardeau. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The volunteers do a wonderful job.