|There's still time to participate in Passport to Adventure 2009|
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 Oct. 31. to get their passport stamped at all 17 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 2009 Passport to Adventure are:
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, MO (816) 228-3766
Cave Spring 8701 Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO (816) 358-2283
Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO (816) 759-7300
Ernie Miller Nature Center 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS (913) 764-7759
Fort Osage Historic Site 107 Osage St., Sibley, MO. (816) 650-3278
George Owens Nature Park 1601 South Speck Road, Independence, MO (816) 325-7115
Kansas City Museum 3218 Gladstone Blvd (816) 483-8300
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
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site 1200 Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS (913) 971-5111
Martha Lafitte Thompson Nature Center 407 N. LaFrenz Road, Liberty, MO (816) 781-8598
Missouri Town 1855 8010 E. Park Road, Lee's Summit, MO (816) 503-4860
National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame 630 N 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS (913) 721-1075
National Frontier Trails Museum 318 W. Pacific Ave., Independence, MO (816) 325-7575
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 5700 King Street, Shawnee, KS (913) 268-4176
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.