|There's still time to participate in Passport to Adventure 2012|
This year's event began in late March and 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, although some sites charge regular admission to their facilities. Participants can obtain a passport at any of the sites below. Passport holders have until Oct. 31 to get their passport stamped at all 25 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 2012 Passport to Adventure are:
Alexander Majors House 8201 State Line Road KC, MO (816) 333-5556
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center 4750 Troost, Kansas City, MO (816) 759-7300
Battle of Westport Visitor's Center 6601 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO. (913) 345-2000
Beanstalk Children's Garden 6917 Kensington, Kansas City, MO (816) 931-3877
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs,MO (816) 228-3766
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead 138th & Switzer, Overland Park KS (913) 897-2360
Ernie Miller Nature Center 909 N. Kansas-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
Grinter Place 1420 South 78th Street KC, KS (913) 299-0373
Harris Kearney House 1855 4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO. (816) 561-1821
John Wornall House Museum 6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO (816)444-1858
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
Legler Barn Museum 14907 W. 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS (913)492-0038
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site 1200 East Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS (913) 971-5111
Martha Lafitte 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
Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS (913) 685-3604
Oxford School House 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS (913) 339-6700 ext. 157
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
Trailside Center 9901 Holmes Road, KC MO (816) 942-3581
Wonderscope Children’s Museum 5700 King Street, Shawnee, KS (913) 267-8888
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 Passport to Adventure, call the Ernie Miller Nature Center at (913) 764-7759.