Museums and Nature Centers
We share space, land, water, air with many species on this section of the earth called Kansas. The wise usage and stewardship of our natural resources in Kansas is everyone's responsibility. That is why these four nature centers were established across the state. They allow visitors to see up close the animals and plants that live across Kansas.
Pratt Education Center's emphasis is to discover the wildlife of Kansas. Numerous displays, dioramas, and exhibits provide close encounters with the native birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles of Kansas.
Milford Nature Center provides visitors with a better understanding of the natural communities of Kansas. At the center, visitors have the chance to see and touch native animal furs, print their own animals tracks, and use their sense of touch to identify natural mystery items.
The Great Plains Nature Center provides opportunities for the public to learn about the natural resources of the Great Plains Region. It also provides visitors with enjoyable educational experiences that impart the importance of wise stewardship of natural resources and the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and the Wichita Department of Park and Recreation.
The Olathe Prairie Center is just five minutes from downtown Olathe, KS. Visitors can renew themselves in a haven where the air is fresh and the wildflowers flourish.