Kirksville Regional Office and Interpretive Center

The Northeast Regional Office is located just south of Kirksville on Highway 63. Aside from housing our administrative offices, this Energy Star Award-winning building also includes an interpretive center.

Operating hours

The building is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Exhibits and programs

  • 1300 gallon aquarium featuring a variety of fish species found in area ponds
  • Hands-on mammal pelt exhibit
  • Small theater for watching clips from Missouri Outdoors programs
  • Naturalist programs for Knee High Naturalists (for ages 3-5 years) and Creature Feature (for ages 6-11). Parents need to be in attendance.

Learn about "green building"

Our Energy Star Award-winning building is a great place to learn about building techniques, materials and systems that conserve natural resources and wildlife habitat.

  • Many recycled materials (carpet is 100 percent recycled plastic)
  • Sky lights let in natural lighting
  • Ground source heat pumps provide both heating and cooling.
  • Exposed beams made of Parallel Strand Lumber (which uses 90 percent of the tree).

Walk, explore and fish

Our 26-acre campus is open nights and weekends for the following activities:

  • A mulched walking trail more than one-half mile long. Several bridges allow you to walk through different habitats featured on our site.
  • A stocked pond is open according to state-wide hours and a current fishing license is required for those anglers ages 16 and over. Check board for pond regulations.


Kirksville Regional Office and Interpretive Center Events
National Hunting and Fishing DaySat, 09/27

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