FAQs

What is there to do at RBNC?

There is so much to see and experience at RBNC! For starters, the Bryant Edwards Visitors Center is filled with numerous activities, such as live exhibits, a library, and our Nature Gift Shop. We have amphibians, reptiles, insects, mammals and so much more! Furthermore, you can take a seat in our Rotary Club Library and soak up some knowledge, or you can check out our Nature Gift Shop which is filled with nature-themed and unique eco-friendly products! You can take a stroll through the 3-story high Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory and observe plants and animals in different ecosystems in the Rolling Plains. From short grass prairie to bottomland forest, come check out our butterflies, native fish, Bob White Quail, Prarie Dogs, and turtles! After that, you can take a hike down our nature trail, and enjoy all of our 17 acres of bottomland forest. After working up an appetite you can have a picnic on the J. S. Bridwell Terrace, or underneath our Elizabeth Prothro Pavilion, and then take a stroll through our beautiful United Children’s Garden!

What are your hours?

We are open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.  We are open throughout the year, closing only on major holidays.

Do I have to schedule a tour to visit the center?

Nope! You can come any time during business hours.

Can we bring dogs to RBNC?

Yes, as long as they are leashed and you pick up after them. Only assistant animals are allowed inside the indoor facility.

What kind of programs do you offer?

Check out our Education Brochure for detailed information regarding our programs.

Does RBNC host birthday parties?

Sure thing! For more information call 940-767-0843 or visit Birthday Info.

What do I do if I find an abandoned or injured animal?

Visit this webpage for specific information: https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/rehab/list/counties/index.phtml?id=243&county=Wichita.

If it is a bird you can contact Wild Bird Rescue. They are located at 4611 Lake Shore Road Wichita Falls, TX 76310, and their number is (940) 691-0828. Their website is http://www.wildbirdrescueinc.org/.

If you find an injured reptile found in the Wichita Falls area, email:  Phrynosoma_Texas@yahoo.com or visit http://wichitafallsreptilerescue.webs.com/contactus.htm

Are our facilities handicaps accessible?

Yes we are, all of our trails except the wildside are handicap accessible. We also have a wheel chair on site which our customers can use.

How can I become a member of RBNC?

Simply call us at 940-767-0843, email us at info@riverbendnaturecenter.org, or drop by. We can also send you membership information through email or regular mail. For more info visit membership info.

Where can I recycle?

Visit this page Recycling Information to find out everything you need to know!