Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Lake in front of the Cape Girardeau CNC
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, located within Cape Girardeau's North County Park, showcases the rich cultural history and diverse natural resources of southeastern Missouri. Nature Center Features: Explore two miles of nature trails that wind through rolling river hills with sinkholes, ravines, and deep hollows. Enjoy our wildlife-viewing areas and see how native plants provide habitat for various wildlife species. Encounter natures wonders through hands-on exhibits, a children's play area, and freshwater aquariums. Exhibit Gallery: Visit Paul Corbin's collection of Native American artifacts. Enjoy interactive exhibits featuring habitats found in southeastern Missouri, and learn where to go for your own adventure. Making Connections: Join us for a public program or special event, or schedule one for your own organized group. Call or visit us online for details. Become a nature center volunteer! No fees are charged at the nature center.
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Quick Facts
Area Hours
  • Sunday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Building Hours
  • Sunday, closed all day
  • Monday, closed all day
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Christmas Day, 12/25/2021: closed all day
  • New Years Day, 01/01/2022: closed all day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 01/17/2022: closed all day
  • Lincoln Day, 02/12/2022: closed all day
  • Washington's Birthday, 02/21/2022: closed all day
  • Truman Day, 05/08/2022: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Memorial Day, 05/30/2022: closed all day
  • Independence Day, 07/04/2022: closed all day
  • Labor Day, 09/05/2022: closed all day
  • Columbus Day, 10/10/2022: closed all day
  • Thanksgiving Day, 11/25/2021: closed all day
Located within the north portion of the Cape Girardeau County Park, just east of Interstate 55 (Exit 99). Take Kingshighway (State Highway 61) east 0.25 mile of I-55 to the park and nature center.
For more information call
(573) 290-5218
Map Info
  • Fishing

    • Sunfish
    • Catfish
    • Crappie
    • Black Bass
  • Bird Watching

  • Trails

    • Hiking
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