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River Legacy Living Science Center Arlington

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River Legacy Living Science Center
703 NW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington
TX
76006
Tel: 817.860.6752

Where are we going today?

Why watch nature on television, when you can experience it for yourself at the River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington!

The River Legacy Living Science Center is an educational and fascinating 12,000 square foot nature center which gives kids the chance to learn through interactive exhibits, aquariums, nature trails, terrariums, and fun Saturday events. There are also environmental educational programs for kids and parents!

There is SO much to learn! The aquariums and terrariums let you get up close to native animals, an there are self-exploration stations with fun hands-on activities AND investigations! What do you think you might find out!

The center also feature rotating exhibits, so there is always something new for you to learn and explore. The topics range from art, fossils, to the Trinity River, just to name a few! 

Then, if you want to explore just that bit more of nature, how about 1,300 acres of it!? River Legacy Parks open out from the center, and give you an urban oasis that follows the curve of the Trinity River, and is an incredibly diverse ecology! There are wetlands, bottomland forest, and prairie which means it's teeming with wildlife!

There are eight miles of paved biking and hiking trails, which can take you through thick forest, and there is even a mountain bike trail for the more adventurous!

With a canoe launch, playground, and picnic areas, it makes sense to get out into that fresh air, and enjoy nature in the middle of Arlington!

Enjoy kids! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree! Donations welcome
  • ChildrenFree! Donations welcome
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday

All year round. Closed Sundays, and on a number of holidays.

Teachers corner

They have self-guided tours, programs, summer classes, after school clubs, and field investigations...it's a great way for kids to learn about nature in a hands-on environment!.

I'm Hungry!

They have picnic areas so why not take a tasty lunch and enjoy it as a family on the grass!.

Healthy Eating!

It's best to keep bottled water on you, especially if you're hiking.

Any Top Tips?

If it's a sunny day, don't forget your hat!.

Doing our bit

They work hard to keep the park clean for all who visit, so help them and make sure you don't leave any trace of you visiting!.

Need a little extra help?

The center is accessible to everyone, and the restrooms and classrooms are ADA compliant. There is also handicapped parking. .

Can I get one of those?

Acorns Gift Shop has a range of gardening items, books, shirts, stuffed animals, toys, games, and educational toys all ready to be enjoyed! .

More information

Motorized vehicles aren't allowed on the unpaved park areas and trails.

What people are saying?

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    Wonderful nature and learning center. It may be small but it's a lot of fun for the little ones and parents alike. follow them to learn all the neat events.
    There's a playground not too far from here also.

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    River Legacy Animal Museum is a great experience to have ! There is so many animals to see and , explore on . There is , also many games and activities to do while there to be occupied . How FUN ? After , the experience I would like to say there is great customer service and I will be going back shortly . If you go visit I ope you get the same experience I did . {WHAT A AWESOME PLACE TO GO TO } One more thing , there are so many things you can go do there . For Example , Nature Walks , Hikes , Feeding the animals and more .

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    WE LOVE RIVER LEGACY'S NATURE SCHOOL! If you are looking for a truly meaningful enrichment activity for your small or older child, THIS IS IT. The school is in the Living Science Center--beautiful architecture, caring, knowledgeable & degreed educators and naturalists who are inspired by what they do. (The school is accredited by the Nat'l Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC]). The program evolves with your child, beginning 1x week (ages 3 - 5) through the school year, then offering an after-school club (preK-6th grade) so growing...Read More

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    Fantastic place for field trips. Hands on informative experience for all age groups.

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    Fun

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by Laurie Hines Ackermann

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WE LOVE RIVER LEGACY'S NATURE SCHOOL! If you are looking for a truly meaningful enrichment activity for your small or older child, THIS IS IT. The school is in the Living Science Center--beautiful architecture, caring, knowledgeable & degreed educators and naturalists who are inspired by what they do. (The school is accredited by the Nat'l Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC]). The program evolves with your child, beginning 1x week (ages 3 - 5) through the school year, then offering an after-school club (preK-6th grade) so growing kids can continue their nature education. It also offers a HOME SCHOOL enrichment nature education program. And SUMMER CAMPS are magical. River Legacy's Living Science Center offers Saturday nature programming for us older students.; ) (Want to build a rain barrel, a raised bed garden or go on a guided nature walk?...) We are SO LUCKY to have RIVER LEGACY'S NATURE SCHOOL in our town. GET OUT THERE AND VISIT! Located where N. Cooper dead-ends into NW Green Oaks Blvd., in N. Arlington.

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