Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Information

Area Information

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
2289 County Park Dr.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

  • Free and open to the public.
  • Join us for special events, hike a trail, or get acquainted with Missouri’s fascinating wildlife.
  • Schedule a school or youth-group visit. Bus parking available. See Cape’s Interpretive Programs Guide below.

Fun to see, do, and learn

Facility and exhibits

  • 160-seat auditorium, three classrooms, hands-on exhibits for all ages, a scientific research laboratory, freshwater aquariums, and an indoor wildlife-viewing area.


  • Lots of programs, workshops, and special events.


  • Two-mile White Oak Trace nature trail. Download the trail map listed below.

Gift shop

  • MDC Nature Shop featuring books, calendars, DVDs, toys, and other nature-related gifts.

In This Section

Cape's Interpretive Programs Guide (pdf, 401 KB)

Missouri teachers and youth leaders are invited to use this brochure to plan group visits to Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

White Oak Trace Trail Map (pdf, 440 KB)

Plan to hike the White Oak Trace Trail at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center? Download, print, and carry this map.

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