Visit Ernie Miller Nature Center to participate in Passport to Adventure 2017 beginning April 8

Gather your family and pick up your Passport to Adventure for the Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City’s annual event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center or at any of 19 other sites in the metro area beginning April 8.

Passport to Adventure is a great way for area residents to experience nature, science, and history in their own backyard. The event is meant to encourage the public to visit area nature centers, museums and historic sites between April 8 and Oct. 31.

This year’s event will kickoff from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the Olathe Bass Pro Shop, 12051 Bass Pro Drive, Olathe. Participants can pick up their 2017 passport, visit booths from participating facilities, see live animals, and participate in hands-on activities. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “nature & outdoors.”

The Passport to Adventure program is free, although some sites charge regular admission to their facilities. Participants can also obtain a passport at any of the sites below. Passport holders have until Oct. 31 to get their passport stamped at participating sites in order to be eligible for prizes.

Sites participating in the 2017 Passport to Adventure are:

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center - 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 759-7300 Beanstalk Children’s Garden, KCCG - 6917 Kensington, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 931-3877 Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center - 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, Mo. (816) 228-3766 Ernie Miller Nature Center - 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe, Kan., (913) 764-7759 F.L. Schlagle Library - 4051 West Dr,Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan., (913) 299-2384 Fort Osage National Historic Landmark - 107 Osage St., Sibley, Mo., (816) 650-3278 Kemper Outdoor Education Center - 8201 Jasper Bell Road, Blue Springs, Mo., (816) 229-8980 Lakeside Nature Center- 4701 E. Gregory, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 513-8960 Legler Barn Museum - 14907 W. 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, Kan., (913) 492-0038 Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site - 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kan., (913) 971-5111 Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary - 407 N. LaFrenz Road, Liberty, Mo., (816) 781-8598 Missouri Town 1855 - 8010 E. Park Road, Lee’s Summit, Mo., (816) 503-4860 Oxford School House - 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, Kan., (913) 339-6700 ext. 157 Powell Gardens - 1609 NW, U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, Mo., (816) 697-2600 Prairie Oak Nature Center - 14701 Mission Road, Leawood, Kan., (913) 696-7770 Prairie Park Nature Center, Lawrence - 2730 SW Harper, Lawrence, Kan., (785) 832-7980 Shawnee Indian Mission - 3403 W. 53rd St, Fairway, Kan., (913) 262-0867 Shawnee Town 1929 Museum - 11600 Johnson Dr., Shawnee Kan., (913) 248-2360 Thomas Hart Benton Home Historic Site - 3616 Belleview, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 931-5722

The Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City is a nonprofit organization made up of historical, natural, and cultural interpretive sites throughout the Kansas City area. The Ernie Miller Nature Center is owned and operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

For more information about the Kickoff Event or the Passport to Adventure Hunt, visit http://kcpassport.com or call the Ernie Miller Nature Center at (913) 764-7759.

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