Remington Nature Center

Remington Nature Center Located in the beautiful Missouri River Valley in picturesque St. Joseph, Missouri, we have built a reputation for sharing nature's wonder with students and families, children and adults.
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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 City of St. Joseph utilizes the 13,000 square foot center for educational purposes in an entertaining and enjoyable environment. With the variety of displays and information available, the center appeals to 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. Another important aspect is the portrayal of the native land and abundant plant and animal life that sustained human habitation. The nature center has many displays featuring animal habitats including a beaver dam, beehive, and 7,000-gallon native fish aquarium. The area surrounding the nature center includes several additional features such as natural habitats for birds and animals, prairie and wildflower areas, and a paved walking trail. Interpretive signage further assists in the education and enjoyment of these areas. The nature center showcases 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. The nature center also emphasizes the significance of Native American civilization in Northwest Missouri, by showcasing artifacts used by the tribes of this area. It is important to relate these civilizations and their relationship to the story of the Sacred Hills. Native American habitats also educate visitors as to how the changes to the natural setting began. A significant, unique component of the nature center are cultural displays to convey the prominent role Northwest Missouri played in western migration, especially in exploration, trapping, trading and mercantile. All of these areas changed the natural setting of the area. The Remington Nature Center features an outdoor and indoor classroom area, meeting rooms with full audio visual components, and multiple wildlife viewing areas. The center is a member of several local organizations, all working to promote attractions in St. Joseph, as well as other areas of Northwest Missouri. These organizations include the Museum Association of St. Joseph, Pony Express Region Tourism Commission, and St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce. Mission Statement: To inspire visitors to learn more about human impacts on the Earth, and instill a desire to provide positive stewardship for the natural world.

Remington Nature Center
12/26/2019

Remington Nature Center

The Remington Nature Center will be closed December 24 & 25, 2019, for the Christmas Holiday.  We will re-open on Decemb...
12/23/2019

The Remington Nature Center will be closed December 24 & 25, 2019, for the Christmas Holiday. We will re-open on December 26.

Happy Holidays!!

Another beautiful sunset on the the river!
12/20/2019

Another beautiful sunset on the the river!

Looking for that unique last minute gift or stocking stuffer?  Check out Remi's Retail Emporium at the Remington Nature ...
12/20/2019

Looking for that unique last minute gift or stocking stuffer? Check out Remi's Retail Emporium at the Remington Nature Center. We have toys,& books, & ornaments, oh my! (Plus a whole lot more!!!)

Spotted our first eagle of the season on the riverfront across from the nature center!
12/17/2019

Spotted our first eagle of the season on the riverfront across from the nature center!

Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge
12/13/2019

Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge

We have a record number of trumpeter swans on the refuge! The count from December 9, 2019 was 1,987 of these majestic creatures at Loess Bluffs.

Did you know that they are one of North America's heaviest flying birds?

Photo: Family group of trumpeter swans during Eagle Days 2019 by Hayley Howard

12/13/2019
The Dodo

The Dodo

This is how a ladybug is born 🀯

Joe Town Fun
12/13/2019

Joe Town Fun

11 Days of Giveaways! 🎁✨

Our third day of giveaways comes from Remington Nature Center. Today's winner will receive a Missouri Theater Ornament, Remington Nature Center ornament, Phil Welch Stadium ornament, and 4 passes to the Remington Nature Center.

To be entered to win, like our page, tag a friend, and share this post! The winner will be announced tomorrow evening.

Joyce Raye Patterson 50+ Activity Center
12/11/2019

Joyce Raye Patterson 50+ Activity Center

It is with regret that the Dancing Clark's are unable to host the dance this Saturday night, December 14. Since there is no dance, the JRP will be closed Saturday night. Thank you for your understanding.

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities

Don't forget to pick up your 2019 St. Joseph Parks & Recreation Christmas ornament!  The iconic Phil Welch Stadium is fe...
12/11/2019

Don't forget to pick up your 2019 St. Joseph Parks & Recreation Christmas ornament! The iconic Phil Welch Stadium is featured this year. It is a limited edition, so get it while you can!

Looking for that perfect, but totally unique stocking stuffer?  We have LOTS to choose from!  Visit Remi's Retail Empori...
12/11/2019

Looking for that perfect, but totally unique stocking stuffer? We have LOTS to choose from! Visit Remi's Retail Emporium (aka, the Gift Shop) to find that one-of-a-kind gift! We even have the stocking!!

Newly Discovered Widow Spider Lays Bright Purple Eggs
12/10/2019
Newly Discovered Widow Spider Lays Bright Purple Eggs

Newly Discovered Widow Spider Lays Bright Purple Eggs

Scientists have discovered a spider living in South Africa that’s truly a sight to behold. The arachnids feature a scarlet, exclamation mark-shaped blotch on their backs, along with a white squiggle pattern that creates the vague shape of a human face, mouth agape in horror.

12/07/2019

We are at Eagle Days 2019! Come see our display as well as all the other fun Eagle Shows & tours! Here Saturday until 4 and 10-4 on Sunday.

Never forget!
12/07/2019

Never forget!

Our naturalist went on the morning show with Mark & Zach to talk about one of her favorite subjects... turtles! Thanks F...
12/06/2019
Shelly Cox Interview

Our naturalist went on the morning show with Mark & Zach to talk about one of her favorite subjects... turtles! Thanks Fox26 KNPN for the invite!

Click here to view this video from newspressnow.com.

Golden bat in Bolivia classified as a new species
12/06/2019
Golden bat in Bolivia classified as a new species

Golden bat in Bolivia classified as a new species

Scientists have classified a Bolivian bat as a new species, and taken inspiration from its short, woolly golden-yellow fur to name it after King Midas.

Hey, everyone!  We have some unique Christmas decorations to brighten up your house for the holidays!  Come see us and v...
12/04/2019

Hey, everyone! We have some unique Christmas decorations to brighten up your house for the holidays! Come see us and visit Remi's Retail Emporium (aka the Gift Shop πŸ˜€) for some one-of-a kind items!

Joyce Raye Patterson 50+ Activity Center
12/03/2019

Joyce Raye Patterson 50+ Activity Center

The wreath making class is so popular that we scheduled another session, December 13, 10-11:30 am! RSVP today at the JRP front desk or by calling (816) 271-4666 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited! Cost is $10 per person with all instruction and supplies provided!

Remington Nature Center
12/02/2019

Remington Nature Center

Remington Nature Center's cover photo
12/02/2019

Remington Nature Center's cover photo

Remington Nature Center
12/02/2019

Remington Nature Center

A big THANK YOU to Chief Chris Connally of the St. Joseph Police Department for being our December Scavenger Hunt Guest ...
12/01/2019

A big THANK YOU to Chief Chris Connally of the St. Joseph Police Department for being our December Scavenger Hunt Guest Hider!

Come and see if you can find where he hid the Christmas Trees!πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities
11/30/2019

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities

The St Joseph Parks and Recreation Department would like to introduce Parker, our holiday reindeer. Parker will be visiting several of our parks and facilities between now and Christmas. Parker's picture will be posted daily from a different location. If you can identify his location in the comments, you will have a chance to win a prize. Good luck and happy holidays!

Remington Nature Center
11/29/2019

Remington Nature Center

A little Wednesday humor!
11/27/2019

A little Wednesday humor!

11/27/2019

Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019, and help us give our fish their own Thanksgiving dinner at the Friday Fish Feeding Frenzy!!! πŸŸπŸ¦ƒπŸŸπŸ¦ƒπŸŸπŸ¦ƒπŸŸ

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities
11/27/2019

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities

The St. Joseph Parks, Recreation & Civic Facilities Department would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Bode Ice Arena / Bode Sports Complex The St. Joseph REC Center Joyce Raye Patterson 50+ Activity Center Fairview Municipal Golf Course Remington Nature Center St. Joseph Civic Arena Missouri Theater and Theater Building

Remington Nature Center
11/26/2019

Remington Nature Center

From the Remington Nature Family to yours, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!  (We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day...
11/26/2019

From the Remington Nature Family to yours, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
(We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but look forward to seeing you all on Friday, November 29!)

City of St. Joseph, MO Government
11/26/2019

City of St. Joseph, MO Government

Please join us for a night of fun and celebration as the holiday parks are officially opened for the season on Friday, November 29!

The first lighting ceremony will kick off at Holiday Park at 6pm. Bring your kids and help the mayor flip the light switch while enjoying some light refreshments. The mayor will then visit the South Pole at 7pm, to flip the switch and turn on the lights. Take in some entertainment, a visit with Santa and enjoy some light refreshments.

Our naturalist recently visited a local 4th grade class and presented a program on animal adaptations. She shared inform...
11/25/2019

Our naturalist recently visited a local 4th grade class and presented a program on animal adaptations. She shared information on snakes, coyotes, beavers, raccoons, owls, foxes and bats. One of the absolute best parts of giving these programs is the thank you notes from the kids. We love hearing from them and what they learned and loved best. After reading all of them we think the snake was the biggest hit!

Have a wonderful weekend and remember we are open 10am-5pm on Saturday and 1-5pm on Sunday; hope to see you soon!
11/22/2019

Have a wonderful weekend and remember we are open 10am-5pm on Saturday and 1-5pm on Sunday; hope to see you soon!

Another beautiful sunset on the Missouri River. (11/19/2019)
11/19/2019

Another beautiful sunset on the Missouri River. (11/19/2019)

Joyce Raye Patterson 50+ Activity Center
11/19/2019

Joyce Raye Patterson 50+ Activity Center

Back by popular demand! A second Deco Mesh Wreath class will be offered by Seniors Helping Seniors with instructed by Laura's Ladybug Craft Club, December 6 from 10-11:30 am at the Joyce Raye Patterson 50+ Activity Center. Due to the expense of the materials, the cost for this class is $10. Join us to create a holiday wreath for yourself or to make as a gift. All supplies are included.

Please RSVP no later than December 4, 2019, by calling (816) 271-4666.

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities

Our aviary friends enjoying a little snack!
11/16/2019

Our aviary friends enjoying a little snack!

Another beautiful sunset on the river, 11/15/2019.
11/16/2019

Another beautiful sunset on the river, 11/15/2019.

11/15/2019
As we approach the 11th Minute of the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month,  we pause to honor all those who have...
11/11/2019

As we approach the 11th Minute of the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, we pause to honor all those who have served. "We may not know them all, but we owe them all."
Thank you Veterans for your service.

Address

1502 MacArthur Dr
Saint Joseph, MO
64505

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(816) 271-5499

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