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Environmental Education & Nature Center

Exhibits encompass the three major ecosystems of Iowa.

Benton County Nature Center hosts many indoor and outdoor events throughout the year. This facility is equipped with several displays, live animals and activities for children and adults. On average, BCCB serves 7,000 students and members of the public through in-school visits, field trips, and public programs.

The Nature Center is located on the southwestern edge of Rodgers Park and is the main office for Benton County Conservation. Visit us on Facebook or our website for upcoming events and hours.

Our nature Center offers:

  • Outdoor classroom
  • Interpretive opportunities
  • Hiking & biking trails
  • Wildlife viewing blind
  • Observation deck
  • Staff offices
  • Picnic locations
  • Exhibits for all ages
  • Playgrounds

Benton County Conservation Field Trip Guide for Parents & Teachers: Click Here

Benton County Conservation in-school program offerings: Click Here


Nature Center Hours


8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Tuesday thru Thursday
By appointment
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Not Open



6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.