The mission of the Sibley Nature Center is to increase awareness of the natural and historical environment of the southern Llano Estacado through a broad range of interpretive programs and personal experience.
New at Sibley Nature Center:
Bug Camp 2013!
Insects are abundant, active, and seem to be everywhere. The study of insects is a good introduction to the natural sciences and the scientific method. Summer Bug Camp is a four-day introductory field lab class to entomology and arthropod biology designed for 4th-6th grades. Topics will include, but not be limited to insect-human relations, insect anatomy and physiology, behavior, ecology, metamorphosis, and classification. There will be three sessions each limited to 15 students. Cost is $50.00 for Sibley Members and $80.00 for non-members. Tentative dates for Bug Camp are June 24-27, July 15-18, and August 5-8 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM each day. For more information contact Michael at the Sibley Nature Center at 432-684-6827. You may also download a brochure, FAQ, and registration form (PDF format).
Learn more about Sibley's long-term photo project and join in!
The Sibley Nature Center celebrates the southern Llano Estacado and the region surrounding it within 150 miles. Through programs given at its site of 49 acres in Hogan Park in Midland, Texas, and at schools, meeting rooms, ranches, and personal homes through out the region, the Sibley Nature Center seeks to encourage the regions citizens to be knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, and history of the region.
The Sibley Nature Center is first and foremost a place for people to walk and to observe our native landscape. To learn what you might see along the trail, please check out our ongoing series of Virtual Trails photoessays. We also want to extend a special welcome to "Senior Citizens"!
A number of other services are available. Among these services are; endangered species surveys of oil company leases, guided ranch tours promoted by the owner, plant and animal surveys for landowners, nature trail design and brochure writing for landowners and schools, nature interpretation planning for landowners, and schoolyard natural space planning. The fees for these services vary, and must be negotiated.
The Sibley Centers non-lending library is also available for individuals and students wishing to research on their own. A herbarium of plants found wild in Midland County is also maintained.
The Sibley Nature Center also answers questions about the above subjects. Over a thousand phone calls a year occur, along with over a thousand drop-in visitors a year, by people seeking information about the region.
Call 684.6827 to schedule a program, or to seek an answer to a question about the region.
Hours of Operation
The Sibley Nature Center is open to the public 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Special programming occurs on Saturday; check the Calendar for upcoming events and activities.