Nature Discovery for Kids

Due to COVID-19 we have had to make the very hard decision to cancel Nature Discovery Kids this summer. We look forward to seeing everyone next year.

Rio Grande Nature Center

2901 Candeleria Rd.NW Alb.,NM 87107

Phone: (505) 344-7240

Kids ages 5-10 can discover and learn about the science, animals, and plants of the Nature Center in classes with expert teachers​

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Ever wonder what a Ranger does? Kids 12-15 years of age work with a Ranger side-by-side to collect data, learn nature monitoring skills and to identify plants and animals at the Rio Grande  Nature Center. Please call (505)-344-7240 for more information.


Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center is a non-profit 50l(c)3 organization that supports the Nature Center's mission to preserve and protect the Rio Grande Bosque, to educate the public about Rio Grande ecosystems, and to foster positive human interactions with those systems. The Friends fund classes for over 12,000 schoolchildren each year, manage the Nature Shop and support a number of ecological research projects. Led by a force of 170 trained naturalists, the Friends serve a total of 130,000 Nature Center visitors with classes, guided walks, and other educational activities.


T: 505-344-7240

F: 505-344-3405


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