Many Ways to Give

Upcoming Events

Thank you for your interest in supporting Valley Nature Center's mission!

Valley Nature Center is a non-profit 501 (c) (3). The center relies on funding from its own programs, membership, donations, grants, sponsorships, and similar sources. We would love for you to partner with us by becoming a member or donating your time as a volunteer. Your donations are what funds the VNC and continue to fulfill our mission.

Become a Member - Join Today!

- Free Admissions!
- 10% off in the Gift Shop! 
- Access to Library


Whatever your passion or talent may be, we can use you at the VNC! For a list of available volunteer opportunites:

Financial Support

Your tax deductible donations allow the VNC to keep operating and reach our goals - including our new building!

Adopt an Animal

The animals living at the VNC show everyone what animals make the Rio Grande Valley their home. Help us care for them!

Other Opportunities to Give:

If you would like more information on endowment or planned giving please contact our Executive Director, Hollie Johnston

Platinum Sponsors

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Cabernet Sponsors


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Pharmacy Services 

Chardonay Sponsors

Texas Regional Bank

Shanon Fine Jewelry


Rio Bank


Valley Grande Manor

Jeff Everett & Associates

Whistling Duck



Hours & Admissions

Monday: Closed 
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 8am-5pm 
Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Closed all Major Holidays.

Children(12 and under): $2.00
Adults (13 and over): $5.00
Seniors (55 and over): $3.00
VNC Members: Free!

Special Hotel Rates

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What Clients Say About Us

I couldn't believe the wonderful sites and sounds I found at the Valley Nature Center. It was like stepping into nature in the middle of the city, so convenient to get to...  I will be back a lot more...   N. Wright 

A Secret Garden in the Heart of the Rio Grande Valley

The Valley Nature Center is the oldest nature center in the Rio Grande Valley, and the only non-profit center fully dedicated to environmental education south of San Antonio and east of Eagle Pass.