Remington Nature Center
1502 McArthur Drive, Saint Joseph, MO 64505 - United States
The Remington Nature Center of St. Joseph provides an opportunity for education and interpretation of nature and conservation, relative to the significance of the Missouri River and Northwest Missouri. The 13,000 square foot center houses a variety of educational displays in an entertaining and enjoyable environment, for people of all ages and interests. Several interactive components allow people to use their senses to learn about and appreciate the natural environment, as well as the events that impacted nature in and around Northwest Missouri.
The nature center features displays on animal habitats, including a beaver dam, beehive, and 7,000-gallon native fish aquarium. The area surrounding the nature center showcases the natural habitats for birds and animals, prairie and wildflower areas, as well as a paved walking trail. Interpretive signage further assists in the education and enjoyment of these areas.
The nature center also discusses the Missouri River and the River’s force in the development of Northwest Missouri, as it relates to travel, transportation, and trade. The aquarium provides visitors an opportunity to view a variety of native fish common to the River. The Missouri River’s mutations over time and the impact of those changes are also presented.
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