Nature Discovery Center:
The Nature Discovery Center is located at 7112 Newcastle St., Bellaire 77401. It is an adorable two story house with an amazing outdoor space perfect for teaching young minds. They offer a free story time every week.
Their mission is to ignite life-ling curiosity, understanding, and respect for nature through education. Their goals include sparking interest in nature and science; developing critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning skills; enriching educational opportunities for children; fostering love and respect for nature.
The Nature Discovery Center invites families, children, and guests to enjoy their group visits, birthday parties, facility rentals, discovery rooms, outdoor explorations, story time, educational programs, and much more. If you love nature, this is the perfect place to visit.
In addition to the regular learning opportunities offered at the Nature Discovery Center, they also provide several community events throughout the year. The events include their Spring Fling, Summer Nature Nights, the Pumpkin Patch, and Art in the Park. They also have a fall fundraiser called the Twilight Gala.
Their events calendar is full of events for all ages including Monday Morning Gardening, Curious Kids Prek, Fall Lunch with the Birds, Nature Story Time, Junior Scientists Classes, The Identification Walk, Walk on the Wild Side, etc.
The Nature Discovery Center is an amazing space to visit to take in the multitude of learning opportunities whether you spend time in the house, browse the outside space or both. You can visit their website to learn more about their classes, camps, free story time, playgroup/mom's group visits, scout programs, kid's corner, birthday parties, special events, family friendly talks, park after dark walks, and much more.
If you want to bring part of the nature center to you, you can also make arrangements with them.
The Nature Discovery Center brought their two bunnies to my Kid Fun Houston Alice in Wonderland High Tea at The St. Regis Hotel. The bunnies perfectly complimented our theme, and the kids loved visiting with the bunnies. We learned about the bunnies from our frequent visits to the center, and my kids always ask to visit them when we are in the area.
For more information about the Nature Discovery Center, please visit their website at http://www.naturediscoverycenter.org/. You can also visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NatureDiscoveryCenter/.