We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Angelo Nature Center

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 7409 Knickerbocker Road, San Angelo, TX 76904
Phone Number: 3259420121
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 38 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Staff Really Enjoys Their Work

We took our niece and nephew, ages 4 and 6, to the Nature Center. They were fascinated by the exhibits, especially all of the snakes. The center's director was very hands-on and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
alongfortheride
,
Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Texas
Level Contributor
57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our niece and nephew, ages 4 and 6, to the Nature Center. They were fascinated by the exhibits, especially all of the snakes. The center's director was very hands-on and allowed them to pet a skunk, a prairie dog, and a snake. She had a story to tell about many of the animals and how they came to... More 

Helpful?
Thank alongfortheride
Mobile, Alabama
Level Contributor
673 reviews
390 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place! We arrived right when they opened and the animals were eating and active. It was a happy morning with the birds talking and the other furry animals rearranging their homes. The employees were nice and the place was well kept. Looks like they do a lot of educational things there too. I enjoyed our visit including the chickens... More 

Helpful?
Thank pnkgirl
Wittlich, Germany
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We had a really nice time touring the facility. It was small but quaint. All the staff were super and really interested in making our experience as interactive as possible.

Helpful?
Thank Dyvamom888
Havelock, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I don't know how long this nature center has been operational, but it was a very educational experience for my boys. They were able to see animals up close that they had only seen in books, and were able to learn so much. The staff was courteous.

Helpful?
1 Thank vcyoung
Wimberley, Texas
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Lots of snakes, turtles, lizards, spiders, iguanas and other creepy crawlers. Knowledgeable tour guides, some who like wearing snakes around their neck.

Helpful?
Thank Madonna K
San Angelo, Texas
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Inexpensive place to visit. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I loved the way they interact with the kids and involve them with the animals. They let our two 3 yr olds carry food bowls for the animals, told them about the animals and answered all their questions. Recommend visiting here! They are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Helpful?
1 Thank Gina E
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
229 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Close off the loop that encircles the city. Hop off and head down Knickerbocker street. Enjoy the lake view on the drive. Though not the best of lakes....but is waterfront. Children always enjoy the nature center as well as us adults. A great family outing. Staff are always helpful to answer questions. Also, check on the docks along the way...where... More 

Helpful?
Thank Brenda S
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Go early as it can get really hot later in the day. Limited collection but very interesting. Good representation of the local area.

Helpful?
Thank TXtraveler897
San Angelo, Texas
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I always love visiting the nature center for a fun, inexpensive adventure. However, it was a new and unique experience having attended a birthday party there. The staff were so friendly, knowledgable, and entertaining. There aren't many birthday venues in San Angelo that offer fun for the whole family...but the Nature Center definitely does! If you're looking for a good... More 

Helpful?
Thank Felicia L
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Level Contributor
524 reviews
423 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a small nature center. There are many small animals on display. There are also bobcats and a porcupine outside. I asked them where the animals came form. Some were exotic pets that the owners didn't want anymore. Others were injured an cannot go back to the wild. I was also told some of the snakes were caught in... More 

Helpful?
Thank AF_Hiker

Travelers who viewed San Angelo Nature Center also viewed

 

Been to San Angelo Nature Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from San Angelo Nature Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?