Runge Conservation Nature Center

Entrance to the Runge Conservation Nature Center buildings
Runge Nature Center provides visitors educational and interpretive opportunities to view, learn about, and appreciate the variety of habitats found in Missouri. Five hiking trails, including two woodchipped and three hard surface trails, totaling 2.4 miles, loop through woodlands, prairies, glades, and next to ponds and a beautiful wet-weather stream. Runge Nature Center offers public programs, nature exhibits with live animals, a large fish aquarium, a wildlife viewing area, and gift shop. Building hours are 8am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 8am to 8pm on Thursdays. The building is closed on all state holidays. Area hours are 6am-9pm daily. Outdoor restrooms are open year-round when area is open. For more information visit, email, or call 573/526.5544. Runge Conservation Nature Center, 330 Commerce Drive., Jefferson City, MO 65102
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Area Hours
  • Sunday, 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Building Hours
  • Sunday, closed all day
  • Monday, closed all day
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday, 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Friday, Saturday, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Truman Day, 05/08/2024: closed all day
  • Memorial Day, 05/27/2024: closed all day
  • Labor Day, 09/02/2024: closed all day
  • Columbus Day, 10/14/2024: closed all day
  • Thanksgiving Day, 11/28/2024: closed all day
  • Christmas Day, 12/25/2024: closed all day
  • Independence Day, 07/04/2024: closed all day
  • Juneteenth, 06/19/2024: closed all day
From Highway 50 in Jefferson City, take Highway 179 north 0.25 mile to the area entrance.
For more information call
(573) 526-5544
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  • Trails

    • Hiking
  • Bird Watching

  • Tours

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