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Chaplin Nature Center is owned and operated by the Wichita Audubon Society. The trails are open AT NO CHARGE to the public from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.


The Visitor's Center has educational exhibits featuring changeable modules, so you can learn and enjoy new things with each visit!

The Visitor's Center is open on Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. year round. It is closed Mondays and holidays.

September 1 - November 15, Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

November 16 - March 15 - closed weekdays

March 16 - June 30, Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

July 1 - August 30, Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Visitor's Center is available for rental and by group reservation year round from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Groups should make appointments in advance. For more information or to schedule a visit, call Shawn Silliman, the Naturalist, at 620-442-4133, or e-mail . Programs are available on and off site for children and adults.



Shawn Silliman

Visitor Center displays