Only 3.8 Miles from
Scottsbluff Monument!


Explore. Experience. Educate.

The RDC offers a number of Family friendly programs, events and camps.

Check back often to see our new and upcoming programs designed to simultaneously educate and entertain children of all ages.

See below for more information about our current programs!

riverside discovery center

School Day Off at the Zoo

What to do with your children when schools out for a day.

Various programs will be offered throughout the year. Contact us at (308) 630-6236 for more information.

Birthday Parties/ Rentals

The gazebo area of the zoo is available to rent for parties and other special events.

Click Here for registration information.

Summer Camps

Every year RDC offers a variety of summer camps for children of all ages. These camps are focused on some aspect of wildlife or nature and are filled with activities, games, crafts and of course seeing our animals up close!

This past year students learned about the cats that RDC home and even got to make and place some special enrichment items for the tigers and lions.

Times, ages and dates vary so please check back in the spring to learn about what RDC has to offer.

High Plains Science Camp

Every year RDC works with other local organizations to put on the High Plains Science Camp.

This week long camp is for students who are entering 4th-7th grade is held in June and each year is a new theme.

To learn more about this amazing camp please check out the student’s blogs from this past year’s camp –

Paleontology Can You Dig It?

Click Here for a great blog about this year’s camp on the HPSA Blogspot.

Check It Out!

Birthday Parties
Got a Birthday Coming Up?
Give your little explorer a birthday party they won’t forget!
We’ve got birthday party packages, animal visits and more.
Click Here for More Info or Contact Us at 308-630-6236.