Three Lakes Park and Nature Center

Connect with nature at Three Lakes Park and Nature Center. The 6,500 square-foot facility allows groups to explore science through exhibits, hands-on activities, and the 50,000 gallon aquarium. With a focus on sea life, groups will have the opportunity to learn about reptiles, amphibians, fish, wetlands, and plants native to the area. Dioramas, live exhibits and interactive displays will engage your group and peak their curiosity. Groups can also hike the park’s 1.3-mile loop trail. Educational programs at Three Lakes Park and Nature Center focus on topics such as wilderness exploration and insects.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 400 Sausiluta Dr., Richmond, VA 23227. Henrico County. Tel: 804-262-5055. Email: tho56@co.henrico.va.us. Website: www.henrico.us/rec/places/three-lakes. Hrs: Vary by season. 
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Cost: Free/Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue