Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized
Each spring, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve comes alive with the seasonal surprises of the Mojave Desert Grassland habitat. The duration and intensity of colors and scents vary from year to year. The wildflower season generally lasts from as early as mid-February through May, with a variety of wildflowers creating a mosaic of color that changes daily.
San Francisco, California
Children's, General, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science, Specialized
Aquarium of the Bay is San Francisco Bay’s Aquarium. We are passionate about providing fun and unforgettable encounters with our natural world in ways that ignite both wonder and conservation. We do this from our 50,000 square foot building at the heart of San Francisco's history and culture. We are nestled in the shadow of Coit Tower and Telegraph Hill on Fisherman’s Wharf at PIER 39, along the City’s “Walkable Waterfront.”
Long Beach, California
Aquarium, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science
Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Our website can help prepare you for your visit. Explore our exhibits, and discover sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the North Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face-to-face with, and even touch, the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon. And hand feed lorikeet birds.
Arboretum, Nature Centers, Science, University
Over 100 species of trees; a rose garden with dozens of varieties; an iris garden with 100 different varieties; a magnolia collection with 24 varieties; a 1/2 acre allergy free demonstration garden; a collection of 65 tulip trees dedicated to submarines and sailors lost in WWII; a grove of 45 different varieties of Japanese Maples; a peace garden with monuments to those who have worked for peace and human rights; and many other small specialized garden areas.
Nature Centers, Park
The Visitors Center features diplays on the redwoods.
Children's, General, History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
At the Bay Area Discovery Museum, play cultivates creativity. The construction cones in Lookout Cove turn out to make perfect wizard hats. And who would have predicted that children would use the hidden reaches of the willow-maze as a garage for the gravel-pit dump trucks, or that they would ride those trucks down the incline of the Golden Gate Bridge? At the Museum, it is not unusual to see children playing within an exhibition in ways never imagined by the exhibit designers.
General, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science
The Bay Model and the Bay Model Visitor Center is a research and education facility built and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Inside is one of the most fascinating scientific tools you'll ever see: a working hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta Systems; simulate tide, currents, sediment movement. Used by scientists and engineers.
Santa Barbara, California
Anthropology, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
Cachuma Lake Nature Center in Santa Barbara, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Archaeology, Children's, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
Displays of native animals and their natural habitats in Napa Valley; native plant, wildlife habitat garden; nature walks in Westwood Hills Park (picnic area); natural resource library available for reference on site, and children's library and games.
The Chico Creek Nature Center's mission is to enhance the quality of all life by promoting understanding, awareness, appreciation and knowledge of our environment using Bidwell Park as an outdoor classroom.
Chula Vista, California
Aquarium, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Natural History, Nature Centers, Zoo
The Chula Vista Nature Center is a living, breathing, flapping, buzzing and splashing home to the unique animals and plants of Southern California. This Zoo & Aquarium is a convenient six miles south of downtown San Diego. Kids love meeting the live owls & hawks while exploring the aquarium exhibits, making nature crafts, and more. The Nature Center sits on the 316-acre Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.
Thousand Oaks, California
Anthropology, Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Nature Centers, Park, Specialized
The goal at the center is to provide the public with an awareness of the Chumash People and their historical, cultural, material and present day interactions throughout Southern California. A blend of resources are used to accommodate a wide variety of interests!
Desert Tortoise Natural Area in Riverside, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
The Eaton Canyon Nature Center features local natural history, live animals, educational program and Native American artifacts.
Cherry Valley, California
Arboretum, Art, Botanical Garden, Culture, General, Library, Nature Centers, Park
Take a Tour of the Edward-Dean Museum: Make the museum your own personal museum by taking a guided group tour. The friendly staff and docents at the Edward-Dean Museum will guide you in and out of the museum showing you the many cultural treasures hidden in the picturesque setting of Cherry Valley. Guided tours are by appointment only and are $5 per person and non-guided walk-through tours are $3.
Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
El Capitan State Beach Visitor Center in Goleta, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Long Beach, California
The El Dorado Nature Center includes two lakes, a stream, 21/4 miles of trails. The area is home to foxes, opossums, skunks, insects, turtles and birds. The center provides for outdoor learning for all ages.
Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science
Elkhorn SLough National Estuarine Research Reserve is located in the heart of Monterey Bay at Moss Landing. It is one of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves around the country that serve as outdoor laboratories and field classrooms focused on our nation's estuaries. Elkhorn Slough is a 'Globally Important Bird Area' designated by the National Audubon Society and a rich environment for diverse wildlife, including one of the densest aggregations of California Sea Otters.
Elkhorn Slough National Esturine ResearchReserve Visitor Center in Watsonville, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.