B. Gorman Discovery Center
Urban Conservation Campus
4750 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday, open until 7:00 p.m.
1st & 3rd Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ten acres of gardens, wetlands, walkways and wildlife that surround
the Discovery Center building, located near the banks of Brush Creek
at Troost in Kauffman Legacy Park. The environmentally friendly
building houses information and outreach services of the Missouri
Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Natural
in the heart of the urban core, the Discovery Center focuses its
educational programs on helping urban children and adults appreciate
the bounty and beauty of nature, and learn outdoor skills such as
hiking, camping, wildlife viewing and growing native plants. Hunting
and fishing permits, books, videos and educational materials highlighting
the natural resources of Missouri can be purchased in the Missouri
Outdoors Nature Shop.
space is available for not-for-profit conservation organizations,
and special events feature speakers and programs to promote resource
Discovery Center provides a unique educational experience as well
as a quiet place of reflection for residents and visitors alike
to enjoy and appreciate nature's offerings.