MDC's Springfield Nature Center will go to winter schedule Nov. 1

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – People visiting the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Springfield Conservation Nature Center are reminded that, starting Nov. 1, the site will be on its winter schedule. From Nov. 1 through Feb. 29, 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. 29), the nature center’s trails will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

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