Embrace Nature’s Beauty:

The Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center Just an 8-Minute Walk from Eastbrook Apartments

By Stephanie Bland, Property Manager


As a property manager at Eastbrook Apartments, I am excited to share the hidden gem that lies just a short stroll away from our community—the Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center. Nestled in the heart of our vibrant neighborhood, this center provides a haven for nature enthusiasts, families, and curious minds seeking a connection with the natural world.


Proximity and Accessibility

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Science and Nature Center is its close proximity to the Eastbrook Apartments. It is located at the 324-acre River Park North. The center features a 70-seat theater, 10,000-gallon freshwater aquarium, live turtles and snakes, wildlife dioramas, and a “Shells Are Everywhere” exhibit, along with several hands-on exhibits.

Just an 8-minute walk from our community, residents have the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse themselves in the serenity of nature within minutes.

A Sanctuary for Nature Lovers

It boasts a sprawling landscape, offering a diverse array of flora and fauna that showcases the richness of our local ecosystem. It serves as a sanctuary for those looking to unwind, explore, and reconnect with the natural world. Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher, a botany enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates a peaceful stroll, the center has something for everyone.

Educational Opportunities

The Center is not just a haven for leisure; it’s also an educational treasure trove. It features informative exhibits, interactive displays, and educational programs that cater to individuals of all ages. Families with children can take advantage of the center’s educational offerings, turning a casual visit into a fun and enriching experience for young minds.

Community Events and Gatherings

Beyond its natural beauty and educational value, the center plays a pivotal role in fostering a sense of community. Throughout the year, the center hosts various events, workshops, and gatherings that bring neighbors together. From nature walks to seasonal celebrations, these activities create opportunities for Eastbrook residents to connect with one another while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.

Health and Well-being

Proximity to nature has been proven to have numerous health benefits, both physical and mental. The center serves as an extension of our residents’ living space, offering a serene environment that promotes relaxation and well-being. A brisk walk to the center can be an excellent way for residents to de-stress, exercise, and enjoy the therapeutic effects of nature. 

Preserving the Environment

At Eastbrook Apartments, we believe in sustainability and environmental responsibility. The center aligns with these values by serving as a hub for environmental education and conservation efforts. Residents can learn about local ecosystems, wildlife preservation, and sustainable practices, contributing to a greater sense of responsibility and connection to our natural surroundings.

The Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center is not just a park; it’s a living testament to the beauty and importance of our natural world. Its close proximity to the Eastbrook Apartments makes it a convenient and enriching destination for our residents. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this nearby oasis—a place where the wonders of nature are waiting to be discovered just an 8-minute walk away. Embrace the beauty that surrounds us and make the most of this incredible resource in our community.

For more information, please contact River Park North at 252-329-4560 or visit the center’s website here.


Operating Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Mondays Closed

Admission Fee

City Residents
Ages 11 and younger – $1
Ages 12 and older – $2

Ages 11 and younger – $1.50
Ages 12 and older – $3