For Immediate Release

Contact: Dawn Snyder, Education Programs Director
712-258-0838 or

Sioux City – Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center building is open for public visitation with a limited capacity of 15 people. Masks are strongly encouraged. 

The Nature Center’s hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The facility is closed to public visitors on Sundays and Mondays. Trails and Nature Playscape will remain open. Visitors are reminded to park in the lower parking lot if they plan to hike after 4:00pm.

  • Capacity is limited to no more than 15 people inside the facility at one time.
  • Nature Center remains closed to rentals and group events.
  • In-person educational programs for small groups is limited to outdoor activities. 
  • We are not currently scheduling group tours or private events. 

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center has added additional hand sanitizer dispensers in the facility for public use. Some hands-on components in the exhibit area have been removed or temporarily closed. Additional sanitizing and cleaning procedures will take place during open hours and after hours. We urge all citizens to follow recommendations by Siouxland District Health Department to practice social distancing of at least six feet and other practices such as washing your hands frequently, covering your cough or sneeze in your sleeve, and please stay home if you are feeling ill. 

Program and facility updates are available via our website and Dorothy Pecaut Facebook page. For more information please contact the Woodbury County Conservation Board at 712-258-0838.