Runge Nature Center
The trails and exhibits here help you better appreciate Missouri's natural habitats. In addition to a wildlife viewing area, there's a 3,580-gallon aquarium, a collection of live reptiles and amphibians, and many hands-on activities. A nature library and a small gift shop round out the indoor offerings. Outdoors, you can climb a 60-foot water tower and explore over 2 miles of hiking trails, one of which is accessible to people with disabilities. Self-guided and naturalist-led tours (by appointment) are both options. Admission is free.
330 Commerce Dr.
- Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
- 38.58891300, -92.23407000
- Center: Tues.--Wed. and Fri.--Sat. 8--5, Thurs. 8--8. Trails: daily 6--9.
- Visit Website
- (573) 526-5544