Opened in November, 2007 the Fort Osage Education Center represents a major addition to the cultural landscape of Jackson County. Built adjacent to the reconstructed Fort Osage, the Education Center was designed to augment educational programming to the thousands of students who participate in programs at this important National Historic Landmark.
The award winning design of the Education Center meets the highest standards of contemporary environmental architecture and engineering. Features such as a vegetative roof, low water use plumbing fixtures, ultra-efficient glazing and an innovative ground source radiant heating and cooling system will help the Center achieve an anticipated Gold rating as determined by the United States Green Building Council.
The Center has a permanent exhibit area which features interactive exhibits on site geology, local flora and fauna of the early 19th century, Hopewell Indians, Osage Indians, Lewis and Clark, Fort Osage and the Missouri River.
The Center also has special exhibit space, classroom, meeting rooms, auditorium and conservation laboratory, including archival storage.
The Center is available for meeting and special event rentals. Find out rates and more information here.
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Teaching for the Common Core
Jackson County Parks + Rec, the Truman Library, and the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum invite you to take an exciting trip back in time! Practice the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data. Learn how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Finally, learn how to incorporate all of this into your classrooms or other settings. Archaeology is an excellent tool for engaging youth in science education. CLICK HERE for more information.
Fort Osage Historical Landmark
Calendar of Events
School group tours are available. CLICK HERE for more information. (PDF)