MDC's Springfield Nature Center to begin winter hours

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Visitors to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Springfield Conservation Nature Center are reminded that beginning Nov. 1, the facility will begin its winter schedule. From Nov. 1 through Feb. 28, the Nature Center building will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. The building will be closed Sunday and Monday. During this same period (Nov. 1-Feb. 28), the Nature Center’s trails will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

On Veterans Day (Saturday, Nov. 11), the building will be closed and the trails will be open. The building and trails will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is located in southeast Springfield at 4601 S. Nature Center Way. Information about Nature Center events can be obtained by calling 417-888-4237 or by going to