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Skip the Line: General Admission to River Bend Nature Center Ticket

Overview
River Bend Nature Center (RBNC) is a 20 acre, non-profit environmental education facility. River Bend connects people to their natural environment through educational activities, environmental awareness, and conservation examples. Our most popular attractions are Peyton’s Place which is filled with flowering plants and hundreds of gorgeous, living butterflies. The Bryant Edwards Learning Center contains over 30 live exhibits, such as turtles, salamanders, insects, and frogs. There is always plenty to see and observe! The Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, 7,000 sq. ft. glass structure. It is home to prairie dogs, fish, turtles, and butterflies, and is landscaped with prairie grasses, trees, shrubs, and wildflowers of the Rolling Plains. RBNC has over 17 acres of bottomland forest, trails, gardens, and wetlands. Come on out and see River Bend Nature Center, it is truly a special place to explore and learn.
City: Texas
Tue 16 Apr
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Starting at $6.16
Tue 16 Apr
Starting at $6.16
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What's Included
All Fees and Taxes
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Meeting point
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Wichita Falls
2200 3rd St,
Check in at the Gift Shop Register for verification of admission.
End point
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
What To Expect
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River Bend Nature Center
Bryant Edwards Learning Center – Exhibit Hall The exhibit hall contains numerous live exhibits, from amphibians to arachnids there is plenty to see and observe! Seasonal exhibits ensure that there’s always something new to discover at RBNC! Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory The Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, 7,000 sq. ft. glass structure. It is stocked with native butterflies and landscaped with prairie grasses, trees, shrubs, and wildflowers of the Rolling Plains. Visitors can find many engaging activities in this indoor nature lab. There are over 100 native plant species and displays of area wildlife including prairie dogs, ornate box turtles, Bob White Quail, and much more! Visitors can even observe native aquatic life in an indoor pond! Natural plant cycles unfold throughout the conservatory throughout the year. Peyton’s Place Come out and see RBNC’s butterfly enclosure! Peyton’s Place is filled with flowering plants and hundreds of gorgeous, living butterflies. These beautiful, delicate creatures will delight you as they flutter through the vegetation, stop to sip nectar, and occasionally land on lucky visitors. Nature Trails and Wetlands RBNC has over 17 acres of bottomland forest and wetlands. Come on out and see if you can spot native birds such as cardinals, blue jays, woodpeckers, mockingbirds, robins, wrens, and red-winged blackbirds. We also have families of skunks, grey fox, raccoons, opossums, and so much more! Rotary North Library The library contains many resources, including field guides, children’s stories, and computers. Nature Gift Shop Your source for nature-themed and eco-friendly gifts for all ages! Elizabeth Prothro Pavilion and J. S. Bridwell Terrace The Elizabeth Prothro Pavilion is a 7,000 sq.ft. outdoor covered area overlooking 15 acres of wooded forest. The J.S. Bridwell Terrace is an uncovered area that’s planted with native vegetation, both are great places to relax and enjoy a nice picnic! United Children’s Garden The Children’s Garden is teeming with life, take a walk down the winding path and discover a waterfall and pond, flowers, butterflies, dig for dinosaur bones and more!
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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Reviews (7)
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sarahesinko
May 2022
This was the most wonderful experience! The girl who showed us around had just started there two weeks ago, and she was fantastic! So sweet and answered all of our questions! She showed us all the animals and even took some out for us to see up close .
Response from Host
May 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words, come back and visit us soon!
Melva H
Apr 2022
The coloring sheets was fun and making them into puppets, The staff was amazing, the lady at the butterfly station explained everything to detail!! We even experienced a butterfly hatching!!..the trails we're fun!! And the gift shop has a neat variety to pick from.. we definitely will be back!!
Response from Host
Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback, hope your granddaughter had an awesome birthday!
ladonnaetx
Jul 2021
I am such a kid at heart. I couldn't resist the opportunity to participate in the RBNC Scavenger Hunt. I love these kinds of these because it makes you really slow down and enjoy your experience and ask questions from the very friendly staff. We even discovered that they are equipped to host weddings and receptions for those nature lovers.

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