Ernie Miller Nature Center

Ernie Miller Nature Center provides a laboratory for learning, understanding, and admiring nature. Discover more about the park's plants, animals and history by visiting the center's new exhibit gallery featuring live animal displays and interactive exhibits. 


The Nature Center also features a 500 gallon aquarium showcasing native stream fish, a wildlife viewing room overlooking a water feature with bird feeders and a gift shop for nature enthusiasts.

At the Ernie Miller Nature Center, view birds from the center's lobby as they visit the feeders and discover more about the park's wildlife and history through exhibits and a diorama. Visit Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center for more information.

Birthday Parties at the Nature Center (Ages 5-11)

Ernie Miller Nature Center offers a variety of party themes and packages created to make your child's party experience full of adventure and unforgettable!

Ernie Miller Nature Center Party Pic

Four Awesome Fun Themes

You choose the theme and we deliver an unforgettable birthday experience with an enchanted forest, fairies, and animals like - rabbits, mice, turtles, toads, spiders, owls and even snakes!

Our party themes are: Birthday Safari, Enchanted Forest, Magical Party, and Snake Celebration

Check out the EMNC Birthday Party page for more info and book yours today!

Room Rentals at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Classrooms in the Nature Center are occasionally available to rent for a fee during our regular business hours. Alcohol is prohibited in Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center, including during rentals. For rates and availability please call 913-826-2800.

360 Tour: Bluestem Room

360 Tour: Salamander Room

Make a Difference for EMNC Animals

Make a difference and donate. EMNC could use assistance with much needed food and other various items.  All are invited to contribute a gift of any size.

Please visit our Donation Wishlist page to see how you can help.