Become a Member

River Bend Nature Center (RBNC) is a 20-acre private nonprofit environmental education facility with a mission to connect the communities of North Texas and South Central Oklahoma to their natural environment. Keep the River Bend experience alive and thriving by becoming a member today!

Annual Membership Levels and Benefits

Cottonwood- $30 ($2.50 a month)


Willow- $50 ($4.16 a month) 

Family (2 Adults, Children or Grandchildren under 17)

Pecan – $150

Sustaining (2 Adults, Children or Grandchildren under 17)

Oak – $500

Patron (2 Adults, Children or Grandchildren under 17)

Beverly and Scott Williamson Lifetime Membership – $1,500
Named in honor of our founding Executive Director and her Family.

Lifetime (2 Adults, Children or Grandchildren under 17)

Membership FAQ

Are memberships transferable?

RBNC memberships are not transferable.

How many membership cards do I get?

  • One card is issued for the Cottonwood Membership level
  • Two cards are issued for Willow level and above
  • All levels (except the Individual level) are valid for free admission all year long for two named adults, plus children or grandchildren under 17.

Can I let someone else use my card?

Unfortunately, we cannot allow someone else to enter the RBNC with your membership. As a nonprofit organization, we ask that you come to enjoy the facility with your guests and/or purchase a gift membership for them.

When should I expect my membership card?

It can take up to 10 business days to receive your membership card and passes. However, benefits may be used as soon as we receive your payment.

What is membership auto-renewal?

Instead of being prompted to manually renew your membership when it expires, PayPal will use the credit card on file to automatically renew your membership at the same membership level, unless you provide us with a 30-day cancellation notice.

Is the membership for a calendar year or from the date of purchase?

Membership starts on the date of purchase and extends to the end of that month the following year.

I lost my card. Can I get a new card?

Yes. Replacement cards can be issued, please contact the office at 940-767-0843.

I have a membership but forgot my card. Can I still receive member admission benefits?

Yes. We can verify your membership without your member card.

Membership Form

Fill out the form below to become a member or renew your membership.

You can also print out this form Membership Form and mail it along with your payment to River Bend Nature Center P.O Box 3674 Wichita Falls TX 76301, call us at 940-767-0843, email us at, or just drop on by!