Just a 10-minute walk from the Plaza shopping area, the Discovery Center is a unique, hands-on, urban conservation education center located on eight acres in the heart of Kansas City. It is on Troost Ave., between Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd and Volker Blvd.
From the East (I-70) –
Take I-70 East to Exit 8A to merge onto I-435 S (toward Wichita).
Take exit 65 for Eastwood Tfwy and turn right onto Eastwood.
Turn right onto Blue Pkwy (turns into Swope Pkwy then Volker Blvd) and continue 3.4 miles to Troost Ave.
Take a right on Troost Ave. then a left into the Discovery Center – 4750 Troost Ave.
From Downtown –
From I-70, head south on Hwy 71.
After 4 miles, use the right lane to take exit 190 toward Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd/Swope Pkwy. Take a right onto Emanual Cleaver II Blvd.
Turn left onto Troost Ave. Take a right into the Discovery Center – 4750 Troost Ave.
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About the statewide series
The Big Muddy Speaker Series is a free monthly series of presentations on Missouri River ecology, history, biology and more by experts in their field. There are now three separate series, in Kansas City, Rocheport and St. Charles.