Bats, bees, and crystal caverns are among the subjects of the Discovery Lab at this museum in the 80-acre Nature Center, which features lots of interactive exhibits. The tortoises, lizards, porcupine, and vultures in the Animal Exhibits -- among more than 90 orphaned or injured creatures brought here from the wild -- also hold kids' attention. An Eco-Detective trail highlights pond-life awareness. The Dino Pit, with its replicas of Texas fossils and dinosaur tracks, is a lure for budding paleontologists. A variety of specialty camps, focusing on everything from caving to astronomy, are offered from late May through August.
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We love this place! On hot days avoid
We love this place! On hot days avoid that blistering Dino pit and take off your shoes in the creek. Lots to see in the trading post too.
- posted on 07.25.12
- by by CraftyisCool at Citysearch
- Recommended 2010