Discovery Center Additional Information

Area Information

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
4750 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64110

Phone: 816-759-7300
Fax: 816-759-7333

  • Explore eight acres of gardens, including a pond, walkways, and watchable wildlife.

Fun to see, do, and learn

Facility and exhibits

  • Energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly building that shows how you can save water, energy, and resources at home
  • Live-animal exhibits
  • Sycamore Station natural play area for kids

Programs

  • Lots of programs, events, and workshops. See the Events block to the right of this page.

Native-plant landscaping

  • Rain gardens in the parking lot hold and treat runoff before it empties into the storm water system.
  • Native-plant gardens demonstrate urban landscaping options, including small versions of upland and lowland forests, prairies, and wetlands. Specialty planting areas include hummingbird, butterfly, wildflower, and water gardens.

Trails

  • Two disabled-accessible trails

Nature Shop

  • Shop for MDC-produced books, calendars, DVDs, and other nature-related gifts.

In This Section

Discovery Center Workshop Request

Use this two-page brochure to schedule a Discovery Center workshop for your Missouri school or classroom (grades K-8).

2017 - 2018 Discovery Center School Programs (pdf, 321 KB)

Browse and schedule a K-12 Discover Nature Schools program at the Discovery Center. Aligned with Missouri grade-level expectations, all programs include lots of time outdoors.

Discover Nature Educational Trunks

Discovery Trunks are filled with hands-on teaching tools, video tapes, and reference materials to support Discover Nature Schools instructional units Missouri State education standards.