KDWPT Education Center and Fish Hatchery

(620) 672-0776
531 SE 25th Ave, Pratt, KS 67124
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Located at the operations office of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, about 2 miles east of Pratt and 1 mile south of US-54 on SE 25th Ave. (K-64)

Open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, except for holidays. Free admission

Discover the wildlife of Kansas. Numerous displays, dioramas, along with large aquariums and live animal exhibits provide close encounters with the native birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles of Kansas. The "winter" diorama offers a glimpse of how wildlife deals with the snow and cold of Kansas winters. The grassland diorama depicts the three grasslands (short, mixed and tall) of Kansas and the wildlife common to each region; including the rare black-footed ferret.

The Pratt Hatchery consists of 87 culture ponds and two concrete raceways. Fish species raised include walleye, wiper (white bass/striped bass hybrid),sauger, saugeye (walleye/sauger hybrid), largemouth bass, channel catfish, and bluegill. Brood fish and forage fish are maintained in the ponds. Group tours are available April through June by appointment.

Education programs, Nature trail nearby (Green Nature Trail) Exhibits, Live animal displays, Fishing (in small pond across the street)

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