Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery

Nature Center

The Milford Nature Center provides visitors with a better understanding of the natural communities of Kansas. Visitors have the chance to see and touch native animal furs, print their own animals tracks, and use their sense of touch to identify natural mystery items. Dioramas line the halls, depicting an aquatic system with over 300 life-like fish, turtles, snakes, and insects and a terrestrial system showcasing wildlife from the prairies, marshes, and woods.

 Live animal exhibits feature snakes, amphibians, turtles, lizards, prairie dogs, and many more. Outdoors is a large bird of prey exhibit featuring many native raptors including both a Bald Eagle and a Golden Eagle. Adjacent to the raptor cages is the bobcat display. Nature trails, the bird watching wall, and a backyard habitat area can also be enjoyed on the center's grounds. The educational sites housed in these areas demonstrate how to attract birds, butterflies, and other animals to your backyard. Free entry.

Fish Hatchery

Adjacent to the Nature Center is the State's only warm water "intensive-culture" fish hatchery. This is one of the few hatcheries in the United States that maintains it's own brood stock for Hybrids (Wipers).

The hatchery is known for its work with Hybrids, Walleye and Catfish. If you would like to tour, which is highly recommended, mark the months of late March and April on your calendar. Tours can be arranged by contacting the Milford Nature Center.