NEW Event Combines Two Favorite Festivals for FALL FUN!

River Legacy Foundation is partnering with the City of Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Department to offer the River Legacy Foundation Fall Festival, Oct. 12 & 13. This NEW event combines the best of River Legacy’s signature fundraising event, After Dark in the Park, with the city’s annual Eco-Fest for a unique family fall festival focusing on nature and conservation.

Families will enjoy some of their favorite activities from both events, such as animal explorations, face painting, storytelling, hayrides and MORE with a mix of NEW games, demonstrations, and vendors for a one-of-a-kind fall festival. The event offers two full days of fun from 11 am to 9 pm, Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 at River Legacy Park and River Legacy Living Science Center. Admission to the Fall Festival will be $8 for all ages 3 and up, but admission will include more than 30 FREE activities in River Legacy Park and River Legacy Living Science Center. Special discount ticket packages will go on sale in September.

This new fall festival format will cater to a wider audience of all ages by offering a variety of day and evening activities and entertainment. Groups, organizations and businesses with environmental initiatives will also be recognized this year.

Interested sponsors, vendors and participants should contact Shannon Porter, River Legacy Foundation Event/Exhibit Manager, for more information at 817.860.6752, ext. 119 or via e-mail.

Watch River Legacy Living Science Center’s Facebook and Web site pages for news, updates and new activities planned, and be sure to Fall Into Nature at River Legacy Foundation’s NEW Fall Festival!

River Legacy Discovery Room is NOW OPEN!

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, supporters and community, the Transformation of River Legacy Living Science Center’s Exhibit Hall is now complete!

Come visit the NEW River Legacy Discovery Room to experience the amazing transformation. Admission to the Discovery Room is $3 for children (ages 3 to 12); $5 for adults (ages 13 to 59); and $4 for seniors (60 +). The Science Center’s atrium with its activity tables, exploration stations and terrariums and the surrounding nature trails will still be accessible to the community at no cost. The Science Center will also continue to offer FREE family programs on Saturdays and FREE family festivals. Access to the Discovery Room will be free during those festivals: Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 17; Earth Day on April 14; and W.A.T.E.R. Festival on September 8.

The Discovery Room features two large aquariums, all new engaging exhibits and a 30 foot interactive screen where guests can virtually immerse themselves in woodland habitats and seasons, learn fun facts about wildlife and play a variety of games – competing to be the top lizard in a push-up challenge; jumping as high as frog to catch dinner; or posing for a woodpecker selfie and MORE! The environmental stewardship area of the Discovery Room will inspire guests to take action to keep our waters clean, pick up litter and recycle.

A collapsible wall featuring vibrant graphics closes in our learning labs providing secure and private access for our field investigations and classes, but can be opened to expand the exhibit area when not in use. This new space allows more opportunities to host meetings, weddings and traveling exhibits.

The interactive wall was designed by 900 lbs of Creative, whose design credits include The Perot Museum and the Dallas Cowboys. The exhibits were created by Split Rock Studios in Minneapolis, who have designed exhibits for nature centers across the country.

To sustain and maintain the integrity of the new exhibits, River Legacy Living Science Center is launching an annual membership benefits plan that will allow guests unlimited access to the Discovery Room, as well as other perks, such as guest passes, private events and free tickets to special events. Click here to learn more about the membership benefit levels that best suit your family’s needs.

River Legacy Foundation would especially like to thank our major donors and partners: The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation; the Gene & Jerry Jones Arlington Youth Foundation; Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington; ACP International; the Sid W. Richardson Foundation; the Ann L. and Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust; The Meadows Foundation; Amon G. Carter Foundation; Sedalco Construction Services; Quorum Architects Inc,; Republic Waste Services; Arlington Water Utilities Department; Becky and David Moritz; anonymous donors; individuals and the River Legacy Foundation Board of Directors for helping to make this $2.5 million renovation a reality.

River Legacy Living Science Center and the NEW Discovery Room are open 9 am to 5 pm Mondays through Saturdays. Discovery Room admission and annual membership benefit plans can be purchased inside the Science Center’s Acorns Gift Shop. For more information on the Center, Discovery Room or educational programs, visit our Web site or call 817.860.6752.

River Legacy Discovery Room
Open 9 am to 5 pm Mondays through Saturdays
Last admission sold at 4:30 pm
$5 for adults (13 to 59)
$3 for children (3 to 12; free for children 2 and under)*
$4 for seniors (60 +)
* All children must be accompanied by a paying adult