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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.


Living History: Laura’s Legacy

  All levels
Sat Feb 6, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:30-3:30 PM SOLD OUT

Fri Feb 5 2:00-4:00 PM

Orienteering Workshop

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

Nature Programs: Sunday Family Series

  All levels

Dates + Details

Bring the family to Ernie Miller Nature Center on Sunday afternoons this winter for entertainment and educational experiences. Programs are presented by park naturalists, park police officers, and volunteers. Presentations begin at 1 pm and are approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length.

  • 1/3 Birds of Prey 
  • 1/10 Predators on the Prowl 
  • 1/17 Snakes Alive!
  • 1/24 Kansas Symbols
  • 1/31 Bizarre & Stranger Things
  • 2/7 The Dirt on Dirt
  • 2/21 Ferrets in Kansas
  • 2/28 Wildlife Who’s Who

Cost: $3 per person; including adults. Ages 2 and under free.

1 - 45 min. program

Masks required. Event size limited to allow for social distancing.

Advanced Registration Required. Space is limited. 

How to Register/Questions: Call 913-826-2800. Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering.

Escape Room, Rescue the Animals

 All Levels

When: January 16: 10am, 1pm, 3pm; February 19: 6:30pm, February 20: 10am, 1pm, 3pm.

Owen the Outlaw has captured our owl and ferret! Can you help save them? Your team must beat the clock by solving puzzles and using clues to unlock both rooms to help the animals make a great escape! Group bookings only. Call 913-826-2800 to book. 12 person minimum, 15 maximum per room. Groups may book up to 2 rooms simultaneously with $120 minimum per room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Recommended for ages 5 and older. For more information call Park Naturalist Diana Bliss at (913) 826-2807. Registration fee is non-refundable. $120 minimum.

1-1½ hr. event

Masks required. Group sizes limited to allow for social distancing.

Cost per Person: $10 / $11 nonresidents per person w/ 12 person minimum or $120 for groups of less than 12 per room. Adults count in group headcount.

How to Register/Questions: Call 913-826-2800. Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering.