River Legacy
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
(at Cooper Street)
Arlington, TX 76006 US

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DateTimeAdmissionProgram or Event
Jun 3 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm $25 per child

Parent's Night Out 

Children ages 5 to 10 can join River Legacy staff for a summertime pajama party! Participants will enjoy pizza and snacks while exploring how animals and humans stay cool and have fun in the summer heat! The evening will include games, animal explorations, fun science experiments and will end with the movie Lilo & Stitch (PG). Feel free to wear your favorite PJs. Children can be dropped off at 5:30 pm and must be picked up by 9:30 pm. Registration is available online or call 817.860.6752, ext. 102 or 104 to make registration and payment.  Additional health & safety form required to complete registration.


Jun 4 11 am Free, donations accepted

Nature Walk

Go on a guided Family Nature Walk with a Master Naturalist to explore the flora and fauna along the trails surrounding River Legacy Living Science Center in celebration of National Trails Day. All ages welcome. Free. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Jun 4 10 am - 2 pm $25 for Kayak Adventure; $5 for Day Hike Adventure

National Trails Day Adventures

Hit the trails with us on June 4th to celebrate National Trails Day in this all new adult program! Choose between a kayak or day hike adventure led by experts in the field. Both adventures will take place from 10 am to 2 pm. Please pack a sack lunch.  Pre-registration is required. Call 817.860.6752, ext. 102 to reserve your spot in your chosen adventure. Payment is due at time of registration. Participants must be 16 and up.

Day Hike Adventure: Includes a tutorial on how to prepare for a day hike and a guided hike through River Legacy Parks. Cost is $5 per person.

CANCELED - Kayak Adventure: includes transportation to launch site, kayak, life preserver and guided trip on the Trinity River Paddling Trail. Best suited for those with some paddling experience. Participants will meet at the Collins Street entrance to River Legacy Parks and be shuttled to launch site. Cost is $25 per person.

No refunds, unless River Legacy Living Science Center cancels due to weather or unsafe river conditions.


Jun 7 11:00 am FREE

River Legacy Nature Day and Bookfair at Barnes & Noble

Join River Legacy Living Science Center for a Nature Adventure at Barnes & Noble Arlington at The Parks Mall, 3881 S. Cooper Street. All ages and families welcome to participate in this annual event which includes story time, and a visit with some lively creatures. A portion of your purchases at Barnes & Noble on June 7 will benefit River Legacy Foundation's environmental education programs. Just let the cashier know that you would like to support River Legacy or use code 11869120. Code is valid online through June 12th!  

Jun 10 8 am & noon Registration fees apply

7th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot

Join the camaraderie and competition of River Legacy's 7th annual fund-raising Clay Shoot. This year's event will be held at Ellis County Sportsmans Club in Waxahachie and will include a morning shoot at 8 am; an afternoon shoot at 1 pm and a common lunch at noon. For more information or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kristi Payne at 817.860.6752, ext. 107 or via e-mail at kristi@riverlegacy.org.

Jun 11 2 pm Free, donations accepted

Animal Exploration

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of our native animals during a live animal observation with a River Legacy Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. Free. Space is limited, please RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Jun 11 0

 Backyard Composting Classes

The City of Arlington Master Composter volunteers hold composting classes the second Saturday of every month at the composting display in the Science Center's parking lot area. The class includes demonstrations of proper pile building, and a worm compost bin. Attendees will receive a free book. No need to register, just show up. Dress for the weather. For more information, call 817.459.6778 or visit www.arlingtontx.gov.

Jun 18 11 am FREE

Saturday Story Time

Children of all ages are invited to listen to fun, seasonal stories presented by a librarian from the Arlington Public Libraries at River Legacy Living Science Center. Stay after for related activity. Space is limited, please RSVP to 817.860.6752. FREE.

Jun 27 Various times Class Fee Applies

Summer at the Science Center - Session 2

Week 2 of Summer Classes at River Legacy Living Science Center. Open registration begins February 22, 2016.

Coming soon to River Legacy

June 27-July 1: Summer at the Science Center - Session 2

July 2: Discover the characteristics of one of our native animals.

July 2: Join us for a series of Yoga classes at the Science Center!

July 4: Living Science Center Closed.