|There's still time to participate in Passport to Adventure 2008|
This year's event began in late April, but runs through Oct. 31. Passport to Adventure is a great way for area residents to experience nature, science, and history in their own backyard. The annual event is meant to encourage the public to visit area nature centers, museums and historic sites.
The program is free and participants can obtain a passport at any of the sites below. Passport holders have until Sept. 30 to get their passport stamped at all 16 participating sites in order to be eligible for prizes. Everyone who does so will receive a special prize by mail. In addition, each participating site will offer a small complimentary gift for answering a question relating to the site at the time the passport is stamped.
Sites participating in the 2008 Passport to Adventure are:
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center 4750 Troost, Kansas City, MO (816) 759-7300
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, MO (816) 228-3766
Cave Spring Interpretive Center 8701 East Gregory, KC, MO (816) 358-2283
Ernie Miller Nature Center 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS (913) 764-7759
George Owens Nature Park 1601 South Speck Road, Independence, MO (816) 325-7115
John Wornall House Museum 6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO (816)444-1858
Kansas City Museum 3218 Gladstone Blvd (816) 438-8300
Lakeside Nature Center 4701 E. Gregory, Kansas City, MO (816) 513-8960
Martha Lafitte Thompson Nature Center 407 N. LaFrenz Road, Liberty, MO (816) 781-8598
National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame 630 Hall of Fame Dr., Bonner Springs, KS (913) 721-1075
National Frontier Trails Historic Site 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence, MO (816) 325-7575
Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS (913) 685-3604
Powell Gardens 1609 NW, U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, MO (816) 697-2600
Prairie Oak Nature Center 14701 Mission Drive, Leawood, KS (913) 681-0902
Wonderscope Children’s Museum 5705 Flint Street, Shawnee, KS (913) 268-8130
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.
For more information about the Passport to Adventure Hunt, call the Ernie Miller Nature Center at (913) 764-7759.