Reno: Animal & Nature Programs

Animal Ark

Description: Animal sanctuary and nature center, open seasonally for visits and tours.
Phone: (775) 970-3111

Crystal Peak Mine

Description: Former crystal mine where you can mine for crystals! Limited collecting is allowed, see the website link for additional information.
Address: Verdi, NV

Fleischmann Planetarium

Description: Planetarium Shows and Exhibits. Birthday parties available.
Phone: (775) 784-4812

Galena Creek Visitor Center

Description: Guided hikes, toddler program, family programs and youth activities/camps. Monthly homeschool programs. Summer Camps.
Phone: (775) 849-4948

Great Basin Outdoor School

Description: Outdoor Learning Programs and Camps. Lessons build healthy habits, academic and social skills, and a connection to community and the natural world. Programs are held at the spectacular Camp Galilee, located right on the shore of Lake Tahoe, and other local sites.
Address: Reno, NV
Phone: 775-324-0936

Midtown Farm

Description: We are an urban farm owned and operated by Andrea and Joe Sullivan. We offer produce and classes in Midtown Reno. Summer camps available.
Phone: (775) 378-4681

Nevada Bugs & Butterflies

Description: Come visit the Butterfly house and Outdoor Science Center - open seasonally, call or check their website to confirm hours.
Phone: 775-200-8774

Oxbow Nature Study Area

Description: 1/3 mile walking trail along the study area with where you can birdwatch and enjoy the natural wildlife.
Phone: (775) 334-3808

River School Farm

Description: Local organic working farm
Phone: (775) 747-2222

Sierra Nevada Journeys

Description: Providing outdoor science education in Nevada and California.
Phone: (775) 355-1688

Sierra Safari Zoo

Description: The largest zoo in Nevada staffed by dedicated voluenteers.
Phone: (775) 677-1101

Swan Lake Nature Study Area

Description: Nationally recognized bird watching area with vast boardwalks through the preserve. Hiking trails nearby.
Phone: (775) 785-4512

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Description: A hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and the world around us.
Phone: (775) 786-1000

Three Spheres Leadership Academy

Description: Three Spheres Leadership Academy (TSLA) is a summer youth development program whose mission is to encourage environmental stewardship in local communities by increasing the science literacy and leadership skills of Northern Nevada youth.
Phone: (775) 229-8488


Description: Tinkergarten’s skill-based curriculum is designed to help kids become well-balanced people who can problem-solve, lead, and create. It’s engaging, memorable, play-based learning, all outdoors.
Address: Reno, NV

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

Description: Outdoor and science/nature based programs in regional parks for all ages including Junior Naturalists, nature hikes, bioblitz programming and more. Spring and Summer Camp programs available.
Phone: (775) 453-0673

Urban Roots

Description: Farm School, Farm Camp, Community Education, Parent and Child Workshops. Homeschool Friendly Programs. Weekly Farm Tours.
Phone: (775) 636-5105

Wilbur D. May Center

Description: Museum and Arboretum dedicated to the life and legacy of the business man, soldier, politician, pilot, artist and adventurer Wilbur D. May. Arboretum admission is Free, there is a fee for museum admission.
Phone: (775) 785-5961