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Ernie Miller Nature Center

Ernie Miller Nature Center's mission is to enhance the quality of life in Johnson County by providing high-quality parks, services, and recreation programs. Check out Ernie Miller Nature Center's website for a full list of events!

Address: 909 N Highway 7, Olathe, KS (Actual event locations vary)

How to register:  Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Unless otherwise stated in program description, visit to register.

Questions: Call (913) 826-2800

COVID-19 safety precautions:

  • All participants must wear a mask, even if the program is outdoors.
  • Social distancing is encouraged at all times between our staff and participants, as well as between participants from separate households, even if the program is outdoors.
  • Most Indoor activities are limited to 15 people per regular classroom or 30 participants in a double classroom.
  • Rooms will be cleaned between programs using a sanitizing mist.
  • Restrooms with soap and water, as well as hand sanitizer are readily available at all of our programs.
  • Eating and drinking during our programs is discouraged. Drinks and snacks, when provided will be packaged for take-away or will be served outside with social distancing.


Daisy Space Science Explorer Badge Workshop

Fri Apr 16, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM CST

Brownie Space Science Adventurer Badge Workshop

Fri Apr 23, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM CST

Orienteering Workshop

 Junior   Cadette   Senior   Ambassador
Sat Apr 24, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Enchanted Fairytale Forest

 All Levels
Sat May 01, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST

Friday Night Amphitheater Programs

 All Levels
Fridays in June and July

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June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 from 7-7:45pm

Bring the family to the NEW outdoor amphitheater at Ernie Miller Park on Friday evenings this summer for entertainment and educational experiences.  Each program is approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length and begins at 7 pm.

  • In case of inclement weather, including extreme heat, program will be held indoors.  
  • 1 - 45 min. program. Advanced Registration Required. 
  • Children age two and under are free but must register for a spot. 

Questions? Call (913) 826-2800.

  • June 4 – Owls: Eyes of the Night
  • June 18 – Stories in the Park
  • June 25 – Bats
  • July 9 – Wildlife Webs
  • July 16 – Good, Bad, and Smelly
  • July 23 – Snakes Alive!
  • July 30 – Down by the Pond

For full details and to register, visit JCPRD's registration site.

Astronomy: Summer Skies

 All Levels
Fri Jun 18, 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM CST

Astronomy: A Trail of Stardust - The Perseid Meteor Shower

 All Levels
Fri Aug 13, 10:00 PM - 11:59 PM CST