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Riverside Discovery Center

Features Animals
Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Zoo

Always enjoy going to discovery center and zoo. Broken pipe at splash pad was a bit of downer this... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
kdonker62
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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
via mobile
A nice afternoon

We recently moved to the area from Colorado. We first went to the zoo in December for the zoo... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Sandra F
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Minatare, Nebraska
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“splash pad”(8 reviews)
“petting zoo”(4 reviews)
About
We are a small AZA facility whose focus is to inspire a sense of awe and stewardship for the natural world by supporting conservation, education, discovery and recreation.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
1600 S Beltline Hwy W, Scottsbluff, NE 69361-1331
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+1 308-630-6236
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the Discovery Center / Zoo on a Saturday about mid day. There were mostly mom's with small children in strollers and families with young children. The zoo was not busy. Relatively clean but several areas blocked off with construction tape because of...More

3  Thank brandyc22
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 June 2012

This zoo has a nice variety of animals. It is not to big, so it won't tire anyone out. Admission prices are decent. To me the zoo just seemed a little run down. The animals did not have any enrichment toys to play with like...More

1  Thank AF_Hiker
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy going to discovery center and zoo. Broken pipe at splash pad was a bit of downer this time tho

Thank kdonker62
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Had wonderful time showing all the animals to grand child. Friendly staff and exhibits are well done. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Kelley B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is quite the zoo for a small town, a must visit and enjoy. Plenty of picnic sites. Close to fishing, too.

Thank Gabriel B
RDC G, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

We're happy to hear you had a great time! Thank you for the kind review, and we hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed 28 February 2018

We recently moved to the area from Colorado. We first went to the zoo in December for the zoo lights with the kids and friends. We had a good time although we were a bit chilly, We recently went back to the zoo, so that...More

Thank Sandra F
RDC G, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you so much for your nice review! We have even more exciting animals coming this spring/ summer! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates! We hope you visit us again soon! :)

Reviewed 16 September 2017

I took my family to Riverside Discovery Center on the day of the total solar eclipse, which went right through Scottsbluff back on August 21, 2017. We were a bit skeptical as small town zoos and attractions like this are overhyped and they typically under-deliver....More

2  Thank mkdenver1
RDC G, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for your kind review! We are in the process of giving our bathrooms a much-needed facelift. We hope you visit us again soon to see all of the nice changes we are making! :)

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Took six of our grandkids there a week ago or so. My wife and I were amazed how many things there were there and how much our younger grandkids loved playing on everything. Safety was obviously a primary concern upon the building of these structures...More

2  Thank DennyScottsbluff_NE
RDC G, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for your great review! We hope to see you again soon, and thank you for visiting! :)

Reviewed 9 August 2017

My husband and I had visited 2 years ago and this time we brought family with us on our trip. They provided a wheel chair that we needed for my mother, which was great. My nieces enjoyed feeding the ducks and fishes, however, they were...More

1  Thank 81Elaine81
RDC G, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

We are so happy to hear you had a great visit! We apologize that the petting zoo was closed while you were here, and we are taking steps to ensure we have it staffed and open throughout our upcoming spring and summer seasons! We hope...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Very small zoo but friendly and up close views of the animals. My grandson like it and it really takes a half day or a couple of hours to see.

Thank TJAdams59
RDC G, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words! Is there anything we can improve upon to bring your one star review higher? We hope to see you soon! :)

Reviewed 30 June 2017

This zoo, although small compared to some, has its fair share of animals to see, and interesting things to learn. The animals are fun to watch, they are usually entertaining when they aren't sleeping. We love to bring our jugs to the zoo, so they...More

2  Thank Colorado_Lillies
RDC G, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for visiting us and helping us maintain a great enrichment program for the animals! We hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Love the variety of animals for a small area like this. I am a lover of the big cats and I love their cats!

3  Thank Kathy W
RDC G, Guest Relations Manager at Riverside Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for visiting, hope to see you again soon!

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