The Riverside Nature Center is a unique place to observe wildlife, begin a walk through the River Walk Trails, and learn about local flora and fauna! This facility is a must-visit for bird watchers.
Animas Park off Browning Parkway, Farmington, New Mexico
Located within Farmington's Animas Park, the Riverside Nature Center is nestled along the stunning trails of Animas and Berg Parks and the Animas River, providing the perfect location for wildlife viewing. A favorite with locals, this hidden gem is the perfect stop for outdoor lovers of all ages. Visitors can observe birds and animals from the Animas River Walk trails, the Nature Center's Wetlands Overlook, and Nature Center's Indoor Viewing Room. Visit the community calendar at FarmingtonNM.org/events for their upcoming scheduled activities.
Eagles, herons, and over 135 other species of birds live near Farmington's Riverside Nature Center. The facility fosters an avid local birding community and offers weekly bird-watching programs. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at the facility offers visitors bird feed and binoculars and is the perfect place to stop when acquainting yourself with the local flora and fauna.
The Riverside Nature Center is the perfect location for wildlife viewing. Guided activities like bird watching, wildlife walks, nature walks or moonlight walks are also offered. Various educational programs are held throughout the year for all ages. Deer, bats, skunks, beaver, fox, and prairie dogs are seen daily within the garden and trails surrounding the Nature Center.
Nature Center Exhibits
Exhibits within the Nature Center feature the plants and animals of the riverside with an emphasis on historic uses and ecosystems. Several photos and art exhibits are displayed at the center throughout the year. Outside the Nature Center, you will find herb and Xeriscape demonstration gardens.
Riverside Nature Center Hours
The Riverside Nature Center's hours vary by season and event. Appointments for groups are available upon request.
April - September
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
October - March
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Programs and Events
The Riverside Nature Center hosts weekly and seasonal programs and events. Popular events include Tuesday Bird Watching, The Christmas Bird Count, Preschool Picnic in the Park, Brown Bag Birding and Guided Nature Walks. Check the community calendar at FarmingtonNM.org/events for a look at their upcoming scheduled activities.