Kirksville Regional Office and Interpretive Center

The Northeast Regional Office is located just south of Kirksville on Highway 63. Aside from housing our administrative offices, this Energy Star Award-winning building also includes an interpretive center.

Operating hours

The building is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Exhibits and programs

  • 1300 gallon aquarium featuring a variety of fish species found in area ponds
  • Hands-on mammal pelt exhibit
  • Small theater for watching clips from Missouri Outdoors programs
  • Naturalist programs for Knee High Naturalists (for ages 3-5 years) and Creature Feature (for ages 6-11). Parents need to be in attendance.

Learn about "green building"

Our Energy Star Award-winning building is a great place to learn about building techniques, materials and systems that conserve natural resources and wildlife habitat.

  • Many recycled materials (carpet is 100 percent recycled plastic)
  • Sky lights let in natural lighting
  • Ground source heat pumps provide both heating and cooling.
  • Exposed beams made of Parallel Strand Lumber (which uses 90 percent of the tree).

Walk, explore and fish

Our 26-acre campus is open nights and weekends for the following activities:

  • A mulched walking trail more than one-half mile long. Several bridges allow you to walk through different habitats featured on our site.
  • A stocked pond is open according to state-wide hours and a current fishing license is required for those anglers ages 16 and over. Check board for pond regulations.


feeding baby robins

New Backpacks Help You Discover Nature

Stop by during office hours to check out one of our new "Discover Nature" backpacks. These backpacks give you a self-guided tour of the natural world as you walk the trail at the Northeast Regional Office.

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