The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center offers nature programs designed for specific age groups. "Tadpoles" are shared nature experiences for infants through two-year olds with attending adults. "Mudpuppies" are 45-minute programs for 3-6 year olds with attending adults, and "Snappers" are programs for ages 7-11.
The Cape Girardeau Nature Center offers hands-on exhibits for all ages, a scientific research laboratory, freshwater aquariums, an indoor wildlife-viewing area, an outside nature trail, and catch-and-release fishing pond.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.