News & Events

River Center Open Saturdays

Dates: July 11 & 25 ( more dates to come for August)
Time: 10am-3pm (one hour time slots for each pre-registered group)
Location: WRWA River Center, 493 Old County Road
Cost: FREE
The River Center open Saturdays begin for this summer in July.  Come see the creatures in the aquariums, watch the augmented reality sand table and observe the creatures we find under the projection microscope.  Visitors will be required to pre-register by emailing River Center email if you would like to schedule a visit to our amazing Resource Room. Sessions last one hour and are available at 10am, 11am, 1pm or 2pm.  Each time slot can have up to 8 guests from the same group.  All visitors must wear face masks and practice social distancing while in the building.
You might want to bring something special to see on our projection microscope!

Westport Summer Passport

This fun self-guided family quest showcases Westport’s amazing heritage and environment. Visit six awesome  places featured in the free booklet, look around, and answer some fun questions.

Print the passport and go explore!passport2020

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River Rats

Dates: August 11,12,13  *New Dates added August 4, 5 6
Time: 10am-11pm
Location: Baby Beach on Cherry and Webb Lane
Cost: $10 members/ $12 nonmembers

Join WRWA this summer at the beach, for children ages 3-6. Each session will feature an hour at the beach during which participants will listen for shore birds, use nets to catch fish and crabs and explore the sand for hidden creatures. Hands-on investigations, activities, games and crafts will help participants learn about animals at the beach.

River Rats


Family Edventures

Dates: Tuesday through Friday in July and August
Time: 10am-12p or 1pm-3pm 
Location: WRWA River Center or Westport Town Beach


Join WRWA on a family edventure this summer. Get outdoors and learn more about local plants and animals.  Choose between four topics or schedule more than one edventure! 

Topics Include:

Seining– head to the river in search of fish, snails, crabs and more.

Bird search– grab some binocs and see what birds live around the river.

Beachcombing– look through the treasures that wash up on the beach.

River Center Tour-view the projection microscope, feeding time in the aquariums and the virtual reality sand table. 

For more information view the Family Edventures flyer .

Family Edventures


River Center Opening

WRWA’s River Center Commemorative Booklet. This booklet is a chronicle of the construction and renovation project, transforming the old Head Garage to the new River Center, with a brief history of the building dating back to the early 18th century.