Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Explore gardens, a pond, walkways, and watchable wildlife at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center.

Just a 10-minute walk from the Plaza shopping area, the Discovery Center is a unique, hands-on, urban conservation education center located on eight acres in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri.

Native-plant gardens demonstrate urban landscaping options, including small versions of upland and lowland forests, prairies, and wetlands. Specialty planting areas include hummingbird, butterfly, wildflower, and water gardens.

Energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly building that shows how you can save water, energy, and resources at home.

Visitors will also see a butterfly garden, bird feeding garden, and Grow Native demonstrations including prairie wildflowers, wetland, water garden, and manicured upland and lowland forests.

The Discovery Center offers a variety of hands-on learning experiences and workshops. There are also tours of the building and grounds showing environmentally friendly ways to build an urban environment in harmony with nature.

School and youth group programs are by reservation. Email for more information.

Contact Information

4750 Troost Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64110

Phone: 816-759-7300


Location Type


Natural Area

Walking Tours

Site Info


Hiking Trails




Wheel Chair Accessible