The Missouri Institute of Natural Science Museum

The Missouri Institute of Natural Science Museum houses hundreds of animal, plant, and mineral specimens. With free admission and a chance to come face-to-face with a triceratops, you have every reason to visit and no reason not to. 

2327 W. Farm Road 190 Springfield, MO 65810  Phone: (417) 883-0594                          Email:

Discovery Center- Springfield

Discovery Center of Springfield is an interactive, hands-on science museum committed to inspiring people of all ages with a life-long love of learning and an appreciation for the world and our place in it.

438 St. Louis Street  Springfield, MO 65802  Phone: (417) 862-9910                                        Email:

Wonders of Wildlife

VOTED AMERICA’S BEST AQUARIUM & BEST NEW ATTRACTION (2018) Step into an awe-inspiring diversity of wildlife, habitats and climates from around the world.  

500 W Sunshine St, Springfield, MO 65807  (888) 222-6060

Dickerson Park Zoo

Visit Dickerson Park Zoo and you’re off on an adventure of discovery. You’ll see and learn about animals from around the world; and just by visiting, you’re already playing a part in the zoo’s conservation of animals.

3043 North Fort  Springfield, MO 65803

Springfield Botanical Gardens

at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park          Start your visit at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, which hosts special events, classes and exhibits all year. The Botanical Center is home to the MU Extension, Friends of the Garden, Greene County Master Gardeners and Springfield-Greene County Park Board botanical staff

2400 S Scenic   Springfield, MO 65807

Springfield Conservation Nature Center

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center provides free conservation educational activities for all ages. Indoors, enjoy nature exhibits, attend programs, purchase hunting and fishing permits, browse through a nature-related gift shop and pick up free conservation brochures. Outdoors, enjoy three miles of hiking trails through a variety of natural communities. Call for events information.

4601 S Nature Center Way  Springfield, MO   Email Us (link sends e-mail)   Or call (417) 888-4237

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