Featured Environmental Studies/Nature Centers

Camp Olympia

Located on 101 acres on Lake Livingston in Trinity, Texas, Camp Olympia provides students, scouts, and homeschoolers with an ideal setting for sunny, fun, and adventurous retreats. 723 Olympia Drive, Trinity, Texas 75862. Tel: 800-735-6190. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Aransas National WIldlife Refuge

P.O. Box 100, Austwell, TX 77950. 361-286-3559. Seven mile walking trails, observation tower with views of birds, reptiles, and plants. Fee.

Armand Bayou Nature Center

8500 Bay Area Boulevard, Pasadena, Texas, TX 77507. 281-474-2551. A nature center with 2500 acres of land with forests and marshals, animal viewing, and butterfly exhibits. Fee/Suggested Donation.

Austin Nature & Science Center

301 Nature Center Dr., Austin, TX 78746. 512-974-3888. Groups will enjoy unique field trip programs, hands-on exhibits, and interactive nature and science trails. Crawl through a Hill Country cave, learn about space in the StarLab, hike one of the many trails at the Nature Preserve, and more. Fee.

Barton Warnock Visitor Center

HC 70, P.O. Box 375, Terlingua, TX 79852. 432-424-3327. An environmental learning center with a focus on the history of geology, culture, and how humans adapted to their changes. Fee.

Baytown Nature Center

6213 Bayway Drive, Baytown, TX 77520. 281-424-9198. A nature center encompassing 450 acres of land with a butterfly garden, bird watching, wildflowers and plants. Fee.

Cleburne State Park

Visit a park with 5.5 miles of nature trails and wildlife with fishing and boating. 5800 Park Road 21, Cleburne, TX 76033. Tel: 817-645-4215. Cost: Fee.

Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education and Recreation Center

1724 Market Street, Baytown, TX 77520. 281-420-7128. A six acre center with exhibits on wetland ecosystems of snakes, birds, fish, turtles, and more. Free/Fee.

Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

There are over 20 miles of trails through a wide variety of habitats. Tour 20 miles of trails. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, TX 76135. 817-392-7410. Cost: Fee.

Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

739 W. Avenue A, Port Aransas, TX 78373. 361-749-4158. Explore science views of birds, hummingbirds, butterflies, cacti, tropical and native plants. Free.

River Legacy Living Science Center

701 NW Green Oaks Blvd. at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks), Arlington, TX 76006. 817-860-6752. A 12,000 foot nature center with interactive environmental exhibits, aquariums and terrariums. Free/Suggested Donation.

Riverside Nature Center

150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, TX 78028. 830-257-4837. Located on the Guadalupe River, a wildlife and plant sanctuary with gardens and trails. Fee.

Sabal Palm Audubon Center and Sanctuary

8400 Southmost Rd., Brownsville, TX 78521. 956-541-8034. Visit a sanctuary of plants and animals, 3 miles of nature trails, and a observation area with tours. Fee.

San Angelo Nature Center

7409 Knickerbocker Rd., San Angelo, TX 79924. 325-942-0121. An educational center featuring native and exotic animals, including alligators, bobcats, prairie dogs, tortoises and 85 different species of reptiles. Fee.

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

15315 Beaumont Highway (Business 90) at Park Road Houston, TX 77049. 281-456-2800. A park and a learning center with fishing, birding, and 28 ponds. Fee.

Sibley Nature Center

1307 E. Wadley, Midland, TX 79705. 432-684-6827. Located in Hogan Park, 49 acres of landscape with guided ranch tours, historic tours of the region, and conservatory programs. Fee.