Brazos Bend State Park
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Nature Center

It is said we will only conserve what we love and we will only love what we understand. The nature center, open 11 a.m - 3 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m - 5 p.m. on weekends, is a great starting point for understanding what makes Brazos Bend special.  Children (and adults) are invited to enjoy our hands-on exhibits and view some of our wildlife and pond life up close.

Children can join our Junior Naturalist Club by starting with one of our programs and seeking out exhibits in the park.

And don’t forget to stop in at the gift shop to pick up a snack and cold drink for the trail or a souvenir to bring home to the grandchildren. 

The park is almost 5,000 acres of Brazos River floodplains and flat upland coastal prairies which support an abundant and diverse wildlife population.  Get a better understanding of our fragile environment by exploring our informative exhibits. 
Get a safe close up of our nature center residents - the alligators, snakes and tarantula.
Pond Life
What's beneath all the water in the park?  Come see our pond life aquarium to find out.
Junior Naturalist Club
To earn a Junior Naturalist patch, print the requirements for the Fawn, Raccoon, or Bobcat patch and the safety checklist, attend the required program, and explore the park to answer the questions on the checklist.  Upon completion, bring the checklist and $2.00 for each patch to the Nature Center front desk.
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Gift Shop

Where's that bug spray when you need it?  At our gift shop, of course.  Come see our selection of souvenirs, t-shirts, books, refreshments and necessities.

Updated: Jun 12, 2012