The Children’s Nature Retreat, located on 20-acres, is a farm, animal sanctuary and nature reserve with over 130+ domesticated livestock and exotic animals from around the world. Visitors can even “Be a Keeper for the Day.” Group tours and party packages are also offered.
Nature & Gardens
Covering 105 acres with two miles of dirt trails and a 1/4 mile paved trail wind around two lakes, a stream and forested areas. At the entrance, cross over the wooden bridge that spans the lake and you’ll find yourself on a small island that houses the Visitor Center, containing educational displays, art gallery and… View Article
The 2.2 acre botanical garden offers families a place to explore horticulture, art and history, and invites you to enjoy their facility as a place for relaxation, exploration and discovery.
Five miles of trails to explore, plus interpretive center, free tours, education programs and summer camps.
Garden areas include Japanese Garden with a koi-filled stream, an Ancient Forest with plants from the days of dinosaurs, and more! Ride the Enchanted Railroad, visit the Sturt Haaga Gallery full of contemporary art, see the historic Boddy House, or grab lunch at the Descanso Café.
A Japanese garden on the campus of California State University, Long Beach where you can feed koi fish from the moon bridge or visit the Zen Garden and teahouse.
A 5 acre landscape for learning and preservation with a fresh water marsh, wildlife habitats, walking trails, a sustainably-designed learning center, and a Butterfly House.
A 26-acre botanical garden with a collection of plants from around the world, located on the northeast corner of California State University, Fullerton.
A botanical garden and historical site with Native American, Rancho Period, and late 19th century treasures. Try their new educational augmented reality app, or enjoy one of their many classes, programs, or seasonal camps.
A 43-acre seasonal wetland thought to be one of the last remaining vernal freshwater marshes in LA County. The preserve is a mix of several micro-habitats that are home or migration stops for hundreds of species.
The Nix Nature Center offers exhibits, wildlife viewing area portals, scavenger hunts, and lessons from wildlife programs featuring live animals, Native American customs, craft projects, and more.
A 58-acre natural park consisting of three adjoining canyons and four miles of hiking trails located in the Anaheim Hills. Families can enjoy naturalist-led hikes or take part in one of the many educational programs.
Wetlands cover 300 acres at this tranquil preserve that has 12 miles of trails & 200+ bird species.
This 18-acre nature preserve features native plants and animals, plus trails. Visit the Interpretive Center to see a diorama of animals and exhibit panels
This 87-acre Botanic Garden has more than 2,500 different species of plants. Popular features include a small lake, rose garden, cactus garden, Japanese garden and more.
This 120-acre botanical collection contains more than a dozen garden areas including the Japanese garden, Chinese garden, rose garden, conservatory and more.
The five-acre nature preserve is both a home for wildlife and an outdoor classroom where visitors and program participants learn to protect our natural environment.
Home to many bird species, this 135-acre park offers an interpretive center and hiking/biking trails.