Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, located within Cape Girardeaus North County Park, showcases the rich cultural history and diverse natural resources of southeastern Missouri.
Nature Center Features
Explore two miles of nature trails that wind through rolling river hills with sinkholes, ravines, and deep hollows.
Enjoy our wildlife-viewing areas and see how native plants provide habitat for various wildlife species.
Encounter natures wonders through hands-on exhibits, a children's play area, and freshwater aquariums.
Visit Paul Corbin's collection of Native American artifacts.
Enjoy interactive exhibits featuring habitats found in southeastern Missouri, and learn where to go for your own adventure.
Join us for a public program or special event, or schedule one for your own organized group. Call or visit us online for details.
Become a nature center volunteer!
No fees are charged at the nature center.
Hours of Operation
Sun 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Mon 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Day 11/22/2018 Closed
Columbus Day 10/08/2018 Closed
Veterans Day (Observed) 11/12/2018 Closed
Labor Day 09/03/2018 Closed
Independence Day 07/04/2018 Closed
Memorial Day 05/28/2018 Closed
Truman Day 05/08/2018 Closed
Christmas Day 12/25/2018 Closed
Located within the north portion of the Cape Girardeau County Park, just east of Interstate 55 (Exit 99). Take Kingshighway (State Highway 61) east 0.25 mile of I-55 to the park and nature center.