Thank you!

The Valley Nature Center is an organization that exists because of been a dedicated group of individuals, business, and organizations who have come together for over 25 years to help fulfill our mission. Founding volunteers turned a "vacant lot" in the middle of Weslaco into what it is today. Without their vision, their hard work, and without the financial support of many, that vacant lot might well be the site of an apartment complex today. Instead it is a green gem in the middle of the city that is now playing a significant part in educating both residents and visitors about the South Texas native landscape and the rich assortment of wildlife that it supports. It is a safe place for kids and families to explore the wild!

VNC Partnering Organizations

We are grateful to all the organizations that help us accomplish our mission!

Thank you to our Sponsors.




For more information on how to become a partnering organization or sponsor
please contact Executive Director, Hollie Johnston


Platinum Sponsors

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Cabernet Sponsors


davis realty

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

best western

hi express

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.