Gorman (The Anita B) Conservation Discovery Center

  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • MDC OfficeMDC Office
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)
  • Viewing Platform (Disabled Accessible)Viewing Platform (Disabled Accessible)
  • BoundaryBoundary
Things to do when you visit: 
  • Trails
    • Hiking

About this Area

Additional Building Hours:
until 7PM - 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings
9:00AM - 4:00PM - 1st and 3rd Saturdays

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Building Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Directions
Additional Building Hours: until 7PM - 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings 9:00AM - 4:00PM - 1st and 3rd Saturdays Located in Kansas City southwest of Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard and Troost Avenue. From Hwy 71 follow road signs from Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard exit if coming from the north or Volker Avenue exit if coming from the south. From I-70, take Van Brunt south. It will turn into Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard/47th Street as it bends to the west. Continue west, passing under Highway 71, then turn south on Troost Avenue to the area.
For more information call:
(816) 759-7300
Area Regulations

Gorman Discovery Center Birdfeeders

Multiple birdfeeders outside the Discovery Center
Gorman Discovery Center Birdfeeders

Gorman Discovery Center Coneflowers

cornflowers beneath birdfeeders outside the Discover Center
Gorman Discovery Center Coneflowers

Gorman Discovery Center Interior

Hallway outside Discover Center activity rooms
Gorman Discovery Center Interior

Gorman Discovery Center activity room

one of the Discover Center activity rooms.
Gorman Discovery Center activity room

Gorman Discovery Center Activities

Students exploring outside the Discovery Center
Gorman Discovery Center Activities

Gorman Discovery Center Students and Teacher

A teacher and students on a wooden pier overlooking a pond on the Discover Center
Gorman Discovery Center Students and Teacher

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Image of American Bullfrog
American Bullfrog

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a young girl sits in a dugout canoe and is holding up a heavy paddle in front of the Discovery Center.
A girl sits in a dugout canoe at an event at the Gorman Conservation Discovery Center in Kansas City.