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Sadly, the Discovery Chat for this Saturday, February 24 has been cancelled. We look forward to better weather and a great chat next week, though!

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Due to snow, RDC will be closed again today.

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A tree that generates wind power | Anthropocene Artificial plants that generate energy? New technology efforts..

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Starting at only $70, our memberships offer fantastic benefits: *Unlimited entry to the zoo for a year *Members-Only deals and events *Half priced..

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Good morning, folks! Unfortunately, RDC is closed today due to the snow. To make up for it, here is a picture of one of our squirrel monkeys..

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Thank You!

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Our first lecture was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came out!

We look forward to seeing everyone at our next Discovery Chat!

Here is a link to download the PowerPoint from the Citizen Science Lecture, and here are some great links related to the lecture:

 Scientific America

 Citizen Science Association


 Operation War Diary

 Wild Cam Gorongosa

 Natures Notebook

 Frog Watch

 Cornell Lab of Ornithology – Under the “What We Do Tab” is a link to Citizen Science

 Global Xplorer

 Globe Clouds

 Fold It



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Introducing Discovery Chats!

Discover information you may not know about local landmarks, paleontology, animals, and more!  Each week, we will host a different speaker covering a topic pertaining to science or nature.  Watch our Facebook Page for more information about speakers and topics!
Regular admission applies.

Discovery Chats take place Saturdays at 1:00 PM in the Heritage Barn Mount Room.


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Ages 5 thru 12: $4.50

Ages 13 thru 64: $6.50

Seniors (65+): $5.50

Groups of 15+: 25% discount

Tax exempt groups of 15+: 50% discount

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November thru April:

10:00 am thru 4:00 pm

May thru October:

9:30 am thru 4:30 pm

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1600 South Beltline Hwy West

Scottsbluff, NE 69361

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