Riverside Nature Center is sad to report that our LIFE and CHARTER MEMBER, William E. "Bill" Laing, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 22. Bill and his wife never wavered in their support for the 25 years since Riverside's beginning. We are pondering how best to remember Bill. In the meantime, we send our deepest condolences to the Laing family.

Riverside's next Nature Detectives is slated for Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1:30-3 p.m. 

Susan Sander and Craig McCain present their CSI class/lab, this time to observe, search for clues, and reach conclusions about mammals.  Geared to 3rd-6th graders. Participants will take home a sample from their project. Member’s kids or grands pay $5, non-member kids, $8. RSVP to 257-4837. 




Welcome to Riverside Nature Center of Kerrville's website. We're under renovations at the moment (Oct. 2014), and will be updating and rearranging documents for a while. We hope you'll be patient as we transform this site. In the meantime, here are a few suggestions

1. Learn more about Riverside Nature Center.

2. Our current exhibit:

Hill Country Wildlife

"Hill Country Wildlife" is currently on display. This exhibit shows fauna--be they scary or magnificent--and tells the story of how we share this home we call the Hill Country. You'll learn their habitat and habits, both visually. The diorama was designed by Joyce Moore, technical guidance biologist for Texas Parks & Wildlife, which gives arch credibility to the exhibit. And, of course, there's fun to be had, as well. Check out the Wildlife Diner while you're in the Visitors Center, or say hi to our mascot, our cornsnake Shucks. Don't worry--he's the only living creature in the display!

There's no charge to enjoy the exhibit. However, we're member-owned, primarily volunteer operated, and rely heavily on membership revenue, donations from visitors and other generous benefactors, We do appreciate donations.

3.  Want to read our latest newsletter? Click here.

4.  Click this sentence for our GLEANER'S HANDBOOK.

5.  Are you interested in the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens of London Tour? If so, click here.


Volunteer Opportunities


  Volunteers are our most precious resource... and they are CHERISHED!

  The Riverside Nature Center would like to invite you to participate by volunteering your time and energies. Click here to find out how you can help!

150 Francisco Lemos  |  Kerrville, Texas 78028  |  tel:  830.257.4837
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Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday
1-4 p.m., Sunday
We are often open on holidays. Please call to verify. We look forward to your visit!

Riverside Nature Center is administered by the Riverside Nature Center Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, supported financially by its members, grants, and donations.  Copyright 2012-2014 Riverside Nature Center Association. All Rights Reserved.  Site design by KerrvillePhoto.com