River Bend Nature Center

River Bend Nature Center (RBNC) in Wichita Falls, Texas is a twenty-acre non-profit environmental education facility that serves the communities of north Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Uniquely placed in a conflux of geographical regions, River Bend connects people to their natural environment through educational activities, environmental awareness, and conservation examples. RBNC recognizes that education is a fundamental tool for preserving the environmental and the personal health of a community.

Our most popular attractions are the Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, the River Bottom Forest Trail, and the United Children’s Garden. We welcome you every day of the week to enjoy the sun, the clouds, the air, the plants, the birds, and the butterflies by touring the conservatory, walking the trails and gardens, or picnicking under the open air pavilion. There are many ways to explore the Rolling Plains at River Bend Nature Center.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sun: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2200 3rd Street
Wichita Falls, TX




Adults: $6.00
Children / Seniors: $5.00
Military / Students (with ID): $5.00
Children ages 1 and under: Free
Members: Free
Group Rate for Adults (10 or more): $5.00
Group Rate for Kids(10 or more): $4.00


STEM and STEAM Programs
Pioneer Day Field Trips
Badge Programs
Creature Feature
Summer Camps
Rentals for Weddings, Parties and Special Events