Quivira's Visitor Center will be open 7 days a week from April through October. Week-day hours will remain the same, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Hours on Saturday and Sunday will be from 9:00 am through 4:00 pm. Visitors are reminded that weekend Visitor Center hours are dependent on the assistance of Refuge Volunteers. The Visitor Center has exhibits about Quivira, restrooms, and a bookstore operated by the Friends of Quivira. If you are traveling a long distance, you can always call ahead the day of your visit, 620-486-2393, to ensure the Visitor Center is open. The Refuge itself is open daily during daylight hours all year.
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The tallest North American bird, and one of the rarest: now numbering about 600 in the world, there were once as few as 16.