A showplace for both the zoo and Garden City. A state-of-the-art facility that helps the Lee Richardson Zoo fulfill its primary mission of education. This beautifully crafted center is named for its benefactor, the Finnup family, longtime supporters of the zoo and Finnup Park. Completed in the spring of 1996, the facility houses the zoo's administrative and education divisions. Two classrooms, a large meeting room/auditorium, an interactive television studio, and a hallway full of interactive learning stations introduce the wonders of nature to over 15,000 students of all ages annually. Teleconferencing capabilities are available with sufficient lead-time. Tours and programs are available at no cost through the education division. Trained zoo Docents (volunteer teachers) are eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about the zoo and its inhabitants. Advance reservations are required.