The Nature Trails are OPEN 8 AM – 5 PM | NO PETS PLEASE

407 N. La Frenz Rd.
Liberty, MO 64068

What You Can Do

The area is open for hiking, nature study, birding, photography, sketching and relaxing in the beauty of the natural world.

Tour the Nature Center

Tour the Nature Center. Stop by anytime during office hours and see the wonders of our world-class exhibits. See our live animal exhibits, view times past in the fossil display or sit and relax at the bird feeding station.

Browse through the Gift Shop

Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary Gift Store

It is open during regular office hours and features a wide variety of nature items. Price ranges are $1 and up. Favorite items include: nature books and field guides, birdseed, nature toys, T-shirts, bird feeders and much more. Members of MLTNS receive 10% discounts on most purchases.

Come back often. New items are added on a regular basis!

Gift Store Books
Nature Sanctuary T-Shirts

MLTNS: Meeting the Needs of Many

In the past few years, the Nature Sanctuary has added several features which have greatly enhanced our outdoor programs.

Field Trip Fee Assistance Grants – Because we strive to make our programs accessible to all, local sponsors of the sanctuary will often provide partial or even full financial assistance for our field trips. Please ask about program fee assistance.

Indoor Classrooms – The classrooms are used for hands-on activities, class introductions, meeting program animals, and when relief from the weather is needed. They make it possible to bring the outside in, and give quality programs regardless of weather conditions.

Disabled-Accessible Asphalt Trail – We can accommodate students with limited mobility. Our Rush Creek Disabled-Accessible Asphalt Trail is one-mile, round trip, and meets all ADA requirements.

Exhibits – Our wall mural, bird viewing area, live animal exhibits and hands-on exhibit have been very popular. Plan to give your students a few minutes to look them over after your field trip.

Center Display Mammals

Please help Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary with a personal donation.