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.
The December gallery display at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is a collection of photographs titled, "Oh, what beautiful things you'll see" by Bridget Jackson, an MDC education consultant. Jackson's lens is focused on beauty she finds in the less obvious parts of nature. (Photo by Bridget Jackson)
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.