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The Mission of RDC: To inspire a sense of awe and stewardship for the natural world by supporting conservation, education, discovery and recreation.
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Help RDC Pay for Freezer Repairs!

 Help RDC Pay for Freezer Repairs!


Riverside Discovery Center has been a community staple in Scottsbluff for years. As a non-profit, this also means that, unfortunately, much of their equipment has been around for years as well. Recently, the walk-in freezer broke down. This freezer is a necessity, as it holds the meat for all of RDC’s carnivores, from the swift foxes to the big cats. Luckily, the damage was able to be repaired before anything inside had a chance to spoil. However, the zoo is now looking at a repair bill of over $5,000. This is a daunting amount, especially in winter when attendance and income are low. Show your support for our local zoo by helping RDC out! The tigers (and everyone else) sincerely thank you!  To donate, go to the Facebook Fundraiser page here:

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April 28 & 29
Science Fest

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 Love science?  Of course you do!  In partnership with NE SciFest, Riverside Discovery Center will host a two day Science Festival April 28 & 29!

Friday:  Local science groups, experiments, crafts, activities, games, and animal encounters!

Saturday:  Enter your latest project in our Science Fair, or just stop by and see what local kids have come up with!  Deadline for submissions is April 14.




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Purchase an Annual Membership and Visit the Center as Often as You’d Like, Plus a Whole Lot More!

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Ages 2 – 4: $2.50

Ages 5 thru 12: $4.50

Ages 13 thru 64: $7.00

Seniors (65+): $5.50

Discounts available for Public Schools and Groups of 20 or More



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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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Our Address:

1600 South Beltline Hwy West

Scottsbluff, NE 69361

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