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We kindly ask you to please
•   Wear your face covering in City of McAllen buildings
•   Wash and sanitize your hands frequently
•   Practice social distancing
•   Use preventive measures like not touching your face
•   Stay home if you feel sick and visit another day
Our staff works hard to protect you…
•   Undergoes a health screen per shift
•   Has protective equipment (counter shields, masks & more)
•   Frequently sanitizes the buildings
•   Makes hand sanitizer visible and available
•   Displays best health practice signage as a reminder to all
•   Follows the state phased guidelines for individuals and public gatherings

School Science Programs


All grade levels are invited to visit Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center where both students and teachers will experience a fun-filled day of outdoor learning.

With age appropriate curriculum our science based programs are designed to teach and engage students in exploring the natural world using their senses and investigative tools. All educational field trips meet TEKS Science and Social Studies objectives and promote hands-on learning allowing students to “step into the world of science."

Field trips to the nature center occur year round, and in any season students and educators will delight in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature. With colorful native plants and forest critters, learning has never been so easy and so much fun.

Quinta Mazatlan Educational Goals:

  • Provide students with awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the natural & cultural history of South Texas
  • Provide students with experiential learning
  • Enable students to apply scientific processes and higher order thinking to resolve problems
  • Encourage students to analyze and evaluate available information
  • Encourage creativity and originality
  • Inspire and empower students to care for their environment, make informed decisions, and take responsible action
Schedule & Fees
Time: 9 am to 12 pm or 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Fee: $7.00 per student; Teachers and chaperones are free.
Registration: Advanced registration, payment and preparation are required.
Attendance: Minimum-10 students or $70.00

Maximum-determined by staff availability.


Science based enrichment programs for children of all ages.

Pre-K, Kinder, 1st

Discovering Nature


Habitat, Adaptations, & Life Cycles


Ecosystems- The Unseen Connection in Nature

6th-8th Saving the Biome

High School

Environmental Science & Stewardship

Contact Us
Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

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