Great Plains Nature Center

GPNC front view

A great place to explore nature - in an urban setting.

Located in Chisholm Creek Park on Wichita's north side, the Great Plains Nature Center includes informative exhibits on the flora and fauna of the Great Plains.  Many exhibits are interactive, "hands-on".  The Center also houses a classroom, Koch Auditorium, and the Bob Gress Wildlife Observatory, where visitors can view nature from an indoor setting.  The Center offers easy access to Chisholm Creek Park's system of walking trails.  Educational programs are offered throughout the year.


The GPNC is a cooperative partnership between:

United States Department of the Interior - Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
State of Kansas - Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT)
City of Wichita - Department of Parks and Recreation

For specific information about the Great Plains Nature Center hours, educational programs, or accessibility call the Center at (316)-683-5499, or click on the link below:


Great Plains Nature Center website

NOTE:  improvements are planned to portions of the Great Plains Nature Center/Chisholm Creek Park area.  A public comment period is an important early part of the process.  Please click on the document below for more information.



Public Notice, Great Plains Nature Center