Kansas Wetlands Education Center

The crescent shaped visitor center curves around the marsh, offering great wildlife viewing, guided tours, and educational programming.

        

Kansas Wetlands Education Center 

KWEC overlooks Cheyenne Bottoms; the largest inland marsh in the United States and a Ramsar designated Wetland of International Importance. Strolling through the exhibits will tell you the story of Cheyenne Bottoms, from the geological formation to the management challenges of the future. Discover the magnificence of these wetlands and the animals living here through interactive learning stations.  

The perfect educational program is available for all ages, whether you are looking for a fun and educational activity to do as a family or a group seeking to discover the wonders of the wetlands. Submerge  yourself in the wetland experience by walking to the observation point. Naturalists, who are dedicated to preserving and sustaining the natural wildlife in the area,will be on hand to enhance your visit and answer any questions. 

Want to take a tours of Cheyenne Bottoms? Van tours are offered daily. While traveling the roads and dikes, you may see American Avocets, Dowitchers, thousands of shorebirds and waterfowl, and during migration seasons; you may even catch a glimpse of the endangered whooping crane.

Interpretive Learning
Study the state-of-the-art interpretive exhibits that tell the story of Cheyenne Bottoms from its geological formation to the management challenges of the future. Discover the magnificence of these wetlands and the animals and plants living here.

Bird Watching
From inside the center you can watch Great Blue Herons stalking their prey or Mallards tending to their young. Submerge yourself in the wetland experience by walking to the observation area. Naturalists will be on hand to enhance your visit and answer your questions.

Educational Programming
Kansas Wetlands Education Center offers educational programming and events for all ages. Whether you are looking for a fun and educational activity to do as a family, or a couple looking for an adults-only program, we have the perfect program for you!

A gift shop and traveler information is also available. Admission if FREE. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Facilities are also available for meetings and special events.

Check the Calendar of Events for upcoming programs at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

Call 620-786-7456 or visit their website at www.wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu for additional information.