Pearce Estate Park Interpretive Wetland

by Danielle

My daughter is at that wonderful preschool age where they just love to learn about things all the time.  For this reason I feel the need to take advantage of the times when she readily does the ‘educational’ things with me!

We headed out to Pearce Estate Park early one weekday morning with friends of ours and their dogs.  It’s a great little park and had a mix of paved and gravel paths.  We did fine with strollers on the gravel path but in the winter it would likely pose a bit of a challenge.  The kids loved the small bridges that criss-cross over the stream.  It was dried out while there and we were questioning why but quickly found a sign explaining why.  The walk is nice and short for kids attention span and my daughter enjoyed running ahead to find the next sign.  We read through them and were able to learn about the ecosystem and since they had visual items my daughter remained interested for the duration of the walk.

The path joins the regional pathway which is right by the Weir.  We were unable to view it due to the construction at the moment but it would be a neat place to take the kids to try to spot birds and ducks.  There is also the Bow Habitat station.  We arrived too early to go in but it opens at 11 am Tuesday through Saturday and has  exhibits and aquariums open to the public as well as the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery.

Saturday November 20th they have a special event: Eggs, Alevins and Fry Oh My! A celebration of our new babies in the nursery!  Hatchery tours are FREE with general admission.

Be sure to check this place out!  We for sure will be back again in the spring for an update on the water levels!

Location: 1440 – 17A Street SE

Admission: Adults $10, Youth (5-17) $6, under 4 free, family $30 – Fish hatchery is an additional fee.

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am-4pm.  Thursday 10am-8pm

Danielle is mom to a 3.5 year old daughter and 1.5 year old son and always looking for fun things to do with the kids.  She blogs over at Four Days Home.

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