Powder Valley CNC

Discover Nature through Music with John Nilsen
Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
(Ages 12 and up)
Reservations Required: https://bit.ly/2TA9W7q
Join us for an evening of John Nilsen's original music inspired by nature. Coming from Oregon to perform, John is one of the Northwest's largest selling musical artists. His music has touched the lives of millions of listeners. John will be playing with a backdrop of beautiful images by MDC's award-winning photographer, Noppadol Paothong.

About this Area

For more information call
(314) 301-1500
Total Acres
112.3

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is nestled within 112 acres of oak hickory forest in a quiet corner of a busy urban world. Our name comes from the historical use of the general vicinity for manufacture and storage of explosive powder used in the Civil War and World War II. Leave your chaotic lifestyle behind and escape to the tranquility of nature.The area has three trails, one of which has interpretive signs and is disabled accessible. Naturalists conduct interpretive programs on numerous conservation topics for schools, homeschool families, civic groups, and the general public.

The nature center has two levels of exhibits related to backyard wildlife and conservation practices in urban areas.

Fish feeding in the large aquarium occurs at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Our gift shop sells MDC produced publications, and educational gift items, as well as licenses. Please: No pets allowed on the area. It is against the law to collect mushrooms from the area.Not-for-profit groups with a conservation mission statement may apply to use the nature center classrooms as meeting room space on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on the 1st through 4th Tuesday evening each month from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on a space available basis.

HOURS: Building hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Gift shop closes at 4:30 p.m.) Closed all state holidays. Area hours: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during daylight saving time, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the rest of the year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122-7000; Phone 314/301-1500; Fax 314/301-1501.

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

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Building Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Holidays
Veterans Day
11/11/2019
Closed
Washington's Birthday
02/18/2020
Closed
Thanksgiving Day
11/28/2019
Closed
Truman Day
05/08/2019
Closed
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
01/20/2020
Closed
Memorial Day
05/27/2019
Closed
Lincoln Day
02/12/2020
Closed
Labor Day
09/02/2019
Closed
Independence Day
07/04/2019
Closed
Columbus Day
10/14/2019
Closed
Christmas Day
12/25/2019
Closed
Directions
On I-44, take the S. Lindbergh Boulevard exit south 0.50 mile, then Watson Road west, then Geyer Road north to Cragwold Road. Turn west on Cragwold and watch for signs.
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