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What better way to experience the nature and habitat of the Rio Grande River and wildlife than to go to the beautiful Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, where you can see hands on displays, meet... Read More
What better way to experience the nature and habitat of the Rio Grande River and wildlife than to go to the beautiful Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, where you can see hands on displays, meet friendly staff and enroll your child in a nature class. To get to the front door of the Center is a nature hike itself from the parking lot past the tall cottonwood trees and through the interesting "tunnel" - a huge steel culvert pipe to get to the entrance. Inside, your kids will love the interesting displays teaching about the water of the Rio Grande and they will have fun using the actual hand- held water pump. There are classrooms with hands on activities, such as making animal tracks in the sand and there is a gift shop on premises. A quiet room off to the side has a large picture window looking out on the Rio Grande, with speakers allowing you to hear the wildlife outside. Summer and Fall Camps are available.
- Park: Daily 8am-5pm
- Visitors Center: Daily 10am-5pm
Entry Per Vehicle $3 - $15
- Things to Do with Kids: "The Nature Center has tours and activities for school groups and a 2 week Junior Ranger program designed for older kids 6th through 9th grade."