Enjoy a sunset picnic by the El Dorado Nature Center lake. Bring low chairs or blankets and an earth-friendly picnic dinner.
El Dorado Nature Center will be recognizing 50 years of history with an evening of honoring the land and people who have helped make this place special.Singers, dancers, and storytellers will be performing as we welcome the summer solstice.
Bring your imagination and sense of adventure as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special mornings of crafts, stories, songs, and outdoor exploration. Learn about hummingbirds, spiders, bats, owls and more.
It's time to make a difference! Join the community and take an active role in keeping the coastline clean and healthy.
Dress as your favorite creature and mingle with theirs when you visit the boo-tiful El Dorado Center for a hare-raising good time!
Workshops for ages 5-8 include Batty for Bats, Winter Wonders, Wildlife Workbench, By the Light of the Moon, Tasty Tree-ets and more. Registration begins December 1. Register early as workshops fill up fast.
MARCH 16 - APRIL 15: Is your child up for the challenge to solve a Nature Center mystery? The City of Long Beach is offering an after school camp program called Nature Detectives, at El Dorado Nature Center for Kindergarten-5th Grade. As detectives, kids will use their observational skills, conduct research, and make new discoveries while exploring the trails.
The El Dorado Nature Center outdoor concerts will open for picnicking at 6:30 p.m. with live music from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring low chairs or blankets and a picnic dinner.
OCTOBER 9: Members of the Southern California Turtle and Tortoise Club will display turtles from all over the world. Free event, Parking $8
OCTOBER 23: Delicious Shivers and Startled Gasps by South Coast Storytellers Guild. Join them for spooky stories as the sun sets over the Nature Center. Free Event, Parking $8.
DECEMBER 20 -24 and 27 – 31: Children, ages 5-8, will enjoy two different camps: Wild Journeys and Superpower Senses. Register early as these fill up fast.
MARCH 9 • APRIL 13 • MAY 11, 2022: Bring your imagination and sense of adventure as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special morning of stories, nature play, and outdoor exploration.
SATURDAY, MAY 14: Visit with members of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club to learn about one of the Nature Center's favorite animals.
June 4: Come delight both your stomach and your mind! Local storytellers will bedazzle you with stories and chocolate delicacies.
THURSDAYS, JUNE 23 - SEPTEMBER 29: Join a guided after-hours walk to see all the nocturnal creatures that call the Nature Center home. Pre-registration required and fills up fast!
OCTOBER 22: Join the boo-tiful El Dorado Nature Center for a hare-raising good time as you trick-or-treat your way along the trails. Visit the animal education village or bounce yourself silly in the Ooh-possum Patch. There will be storytelling and face painting, food trucks and crafts.
DECEMBER 26 - JANUARY 6: Join El Dorado Nature Center for fun and exploration this winter! Each day the children will learn about a different aspect of nature through investigation, hands-on activities, games and crafts.
FEBRUARY 5: Join the AJCC for a Family Hike at the El Dorado Nature Center to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the "New Year of Trees."
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