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Come visit our exhibits, stop by our library, stroll through the gardens, and discover different habitats along our two-mile walking trail. There is something for everyone

Leawood KS

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Upcoming Events

  • Apr 26 1:00 pm

    Nature Dangers

    Is your child afraid of the outdoors or maybe you're afraid to let them venture out? The outdoors can be a scary place. This class will give your child the necessary information regarding plants and animals in the area that can harm them. Some of these include poison ivy, mosquitos, ticks,...


  • May 10 1:00 pm

    Learn to Fish

    This beginning level fishing class will teach children about the basics of fishing. The first 45 minutes will be indoors and the remainder of the class will be at Ironwoods Lake. Topics will include bait, tackle, types of fish and techniques. Equipment and bait will be provided, although...


  • Jul 2 1:00 pm

    Reptile Rendezvous

    The snakes, turtles and lizards of the Prairie Oak Nature Center are inviting children to attend our annual "Reptile Rendezvous." This class offers a safe, fun introduction to a variety of reptiles. Several snakes from the nature center will make an appearance including "Bob" the bullsnake....


  • Jul 16 1:00 pm

    Beautiful Butterflies

    In this class for young nature "bugs" the butterfly will be discussed in detail. This pretty insect is also an important pollinator. Indoor discussion of their characteristics, life cycle, a fun craft and an outdoor butterfly hunt are included. One - 2 hour session. Pay and register online.


  • Jul 17 10:00 am

    Terrific Turtles

    The Prairie Oak Nature Center turtles (Samantha, George, Charlie, Jaws) invite children to learn all about land and water turtles that live in the area. A craft and short walk to look for turtles is included. One - 1 hour session. Pay and register online.


  • Jul 30 12:30 pm

    How to Explore Nature

    Children will go on a fun and exciting adventure outside learning a variety of ways to safely explore nature. They will practice using their senses of sight, hearing, touch and smell to investigate many of nature's secrets from the forest floor, to the creek, the grassland and more. A snack...


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