Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau | Runge Nature Center
Runge Nature Center Runge Nature Center

330 Commerce Dr, Jefferson City MO 65109

573.526.5544 Map it Website
330 Commerce Dr
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Center: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 8am-5pm; Thurs 8am-8pm; Trails: 6am-9pm daily

Enjoy the natural wonders of Missouri and the fish, forests and wildlife found here by strolling through exhibits or hiking nature center trails. Inside the center you will find an indoor wildlife viewing area, a nature library and a small gift shop. You can also explore more than 3,000 square feet of exhibits that lead you through a myriad of Missouri's natural habitats. Featured in the exhibit area are a 3,580 gallon fish aquarium, live amphibians and reptiles, hands-on activites for children and much more. Venture outside to explore over two miles of hiking trails. You can also climb a 60 ft firetower for a panoramic view of the city and the area's dramatically rolling landscape. The Naturescape Trail is accessible to people with disabilities. Self-guided tours available; advance notice is required for naturalist-led programs. The center is open year round, Tuesday-Saturday 8am-5pm, Thursdays until 8pm. The trails are open daily from 6am-9pm. Free admission.

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