River Bend Nature Center
1000 Rustad Road, Faribault, MN

River Bend Nature Center

1000 Rustad Road

Faribault, MN 55021
River Bend Nature Center, Faribault — River Bend Nature Center is located on the SE part of Faribault, Minnesota. We are a member-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit with 743 acres of forest, wetlands, and prairies. Our mission is to help people discover, enjoy, understand, and preserve the incredible natural world that surrounds us. We offer many educational programs for all ages and have two facilities and plenty of outdoor space that can be used for your event. Visit our website at www.rbnc.org for for information about our programs and facility rentals at the nature center.
1000 Rustad Road

Faribault, MN 55021

Maximum Capacity: 150 people
A member-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to helping people discover, enjoy, understand, and preserve the incredible natural world that surrounds us.
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Event Spaces
Interpretive CenterPhotos Available
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 100 people 5400 sq ft 501.7 sq meter
Interpretive Center, River Bend Nature Center, Faribault

Photos published with permission of River Bend Nature Center

The main building of the nature center, the Interpretive Center is located adjacent to the parking lot and provides a great view of the prairie, our backyard wildlife habitat, and access to trails. There is a significant lawn area just outside the Interpretive Center.
Links: Website
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Chevron - 18"
Capacity: 100 People
Classroom - 18"
Capacity: 100 People
Classroom - 30"
Capacity: 100 People
Capacity: 100 People
Hollow Square
Capacity: 100 People
Capacity: 100 People
Trade Show - 8 x 10
Capacity: 20 People
Capacity: 100 People
  • Air Conditioned
  • Carpeting
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Atmosphere/Decor: Interpretive Displays include many taxidermy of species native to this area, the Kids Korner with puzzles, games, puppets, and books for children, and many displays with good information about nature.
  • Audio Visual: Built-in AV Equipment
  • Ceiling Height (in feet): 12
  • Ceiling Height (in meters): 3.7
  • Floor Covering: carpet
  • Number of Exhibit Sections: 20
  • Special Features: Restrooms, drinking fountain, beverage center, vending machines.
  • Total Square Feet: 5,400
  • Total Square Meters: 501.7
Kay Janky Memorial AmphitheatrePhotos Available
Amphitheatre Max Capacity: 150 people
Trailside CenterPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 75 people 500 sq ft 46.5 sq meter
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