Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center

201 W. Riviera Drive, Suite A
Joplin, MO 64804


You're never too young or old to learn something from nature.Through hands-on environmental education programs and activities, each year we connect thousands of visitors to the natural world. Adjacent to some of the area's unique natural resources,Wildcat Park is a living laboratory to use in conservation education programs.

An amazing 1,300-gallon aquarium and Ozark stream is home to fascinating aquatic organisms like rainbow darters and stonerollers, as well as more locally common species like goggle-eye, gar and more.

Our chert glade terraria complex showcases live collared lizards, tarantulas, snakes and other animals found on the glades.

There are five outdoor learning stations near the building and along the park trails. The Center also houses three classrooms, a reference library, interpretive exhibits, children's indoor discovery area, nature store, wildlife viewing area and more, for organized class learning or self guided exploration.

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