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!
Free! Donations welcome
Free! Donations welcome
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!
They have picnic areas so why not take a tasty lunch and enjoy it as a family on the grass!
If it's a sunny day, don't forget your hat!
Acorns Gift Shop has a range of gardening items, books, shirts, stuffed animals, toys, games, and educational toys all ready to be enjoyed!
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!
It's best to keep bottled water on you, especially if you're hiking
The center is accessible to everyone, and the restrooms and classrooms are ADA compliant. There is also handicapped parking.
Motorized vehicles aren't allowed on the unpaved park areas and trails
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