Robins Nature & Visitor Center is at Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Dr. Dedicated to native Virginia wildlife, the center offers a glimpse into life on the James River. Thirteen giant, linked aquariums are filled with turtles, fish and river otters. Reptiles take center stage in two galleries, the American Alligators Exhibit and the Venomous Snakes Exhibit. Interactive displays also help educate visitors about the local ecosystem.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.