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River Legacy Living Science Center

703 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX , 76006
Phone: 8178606752
32° 47' 0.5388" N, 97° 6' 55.0332" W
Contact name: 
Karla Hernandez
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Come and learn about the world around you at the best classroom on Earth: Nature! Explore our walking trails, visit our animal ambassadors, and get an interactive learning experience in our Discovery Room. Not enough? Join our Summer Camps and Nature School to keep the fun going.

The River Legacy Nature Center is an amazing resource of environmental education for children as young as 3 years old to families simply looking to spend time together outdoors. Our environmental education programs, engaging exhibits, and community festivals expose children and their families to the wonders of nature and their place in it. Through education, conservation, and recreation we help preserve the Trinity River and its unique ecosystem.

Come explore the Nature Center and check out everything it has to offer!

  • Play in our Discovery Room
  • Learn about the Texas Native animals on display
  • Observe our turtle pond and see what other creatures are there to visit!
  • Explore the nature trails specifically designed for families (bonus points if you use the Discovery Trail App!)
  • Meet an animal ambassador during one of our free public programs 
  • Visit our free Community Festivals
    • Great Backyard Bird Count (February)
    • Earth Day Festival (April)
    • W.A.T.E.R Festival (September)
  • Fall into Nature at River Legacy’s annual Fall Festival in October!

If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of our education programs, explore the options below to find the best fit for your child:

  • Nature School (ages 3-5)
  • Nature Adventurers (ages 2.5-5)
  • Spring Break Programs (open to families!)
  • Summer Camp (Kindergarten-8th grade)
  • Homeschool Club (ages 5-11/grades)
  • Enrichment programs (various ages)

At River Legacy volunteers are very cherished. We have volunteer opportunities at various times throughout the year that can be found on our Volunteer Hub Page. https://riverlegacy.volunteerhub.com/vv2/

Check out our website for any additional information about the programs, and to learn more about what we have to offer. https://riverlegacy.org/

Open hours: 
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
The environmental education programs at River Legacy Nature Center provide ways for children to explore the natural world around them. Our Preschool classes, and many other programs all serve to provide a hands-on, minds-on connection with nature.


703 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX, 76006
United States


817.860.6752 x110

WATER Festival - River Legacy Nature Center

10 AM – 2 PM