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Riverside Nature Center

Riverside Nature Center
Looking for life in the Animas
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Located within Farmington's Animas Park, the Riverside Nature Center is nestled into the Bosque providing a wonderful location for wildlife viewing.  Visitors observe birds and animals from the nature trails throughout the park, Animas River Walk trails or from the Nature Center's large windows overlooking the wetlands.  Eagles, heron and over 100 other species of birds live near the Nature Center and are seen daily as are deer, bats, skunks, fox and prairie dogs.

The Riverside Nature Center is a great location for wildlife viewing and education.  You can pickup bird feed and binoculars from the knowledgeable staff to enhance your self guided experience or visit during a guided activity like bird watching, wildlife walks, nature walks or moonlight walk.  Various educational programs are held throughout the year for all ages. 

Exhibits within the Nature Center feature the plants and animals of the riverside with an emphasis on historic uses and ecosystems.  Several photo and art exhibits are displayed at the center throughout the year. Outside the Nature Center you will find herb and Xeriscape demonstration gardens, wetlands and miles of nature trails to walk.

Seasons Open: Open year round,

Hours Open: The Nature Center hours do vary by season and events, call for hours

Fees: Free

 ADA Accessibility Notes

The Riverside Nature Center is operated by the Farmington Museum.

 Eco-Friendly Site
 Locally or Family Owned Business
 Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome on the nature trails, leash laws do exist.  Some Riverside Nature Center programs/activities, like the Nature Walks and Bird Watching do exclude pets.

For More Information, Contact:

Donna Thatcher
Animas Park - off Browning Parkway, Farmington, NM 87402

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Latitude: 36.733880100
Longitude: -108.171601300
Elevation: 5335 FT (1626 M)
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