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Nature Center Ice Cream Social

A child interacts with a tortoise at an event advertised as "Nature Center ICE CREAM SOCIAL" for August 17th.

Say goodbye to summer with a sweet treat at the Chico Creek Nature Center! Cool off with delicious Shubert’s ice Cream while exploring the beauty of Bidwell Park and our wildlife exhibits. This family-friendly event offers fun activities for all ages, including face painting, crafts, bounce houses, and nature walks. Meet our animal ambassadors up close and learn about their fascinating lives from our knowledgeable staff. It's the perfect way to spend a sunny day with friends and family. Don’t miss out on this end-of-summer event that blends nature and indulgence in the most delightful way.

Saturday, August 17th
10 AM–1 PM
Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E 8th St, Chico, CA 95928


Meet Our Animals

Educational demonstration with a snake and an attentive audience indoors.
Ryan introduces Coral the snake to event participants

Get up close and personal with the amazing wildlife ambassadors at the Nature Center! Meet John the tortoise, Coral the snake, Sue the tarantula, Flash the turtle, and many more. Our knowledgeable naturalists will introduce you to these incredible creatures, sharing fascinating facts and stories about their lives and habitats. This is a unique opportunity to learn about native wildlife in a fun, interactive setting. Perfect for animal lovers of all ages, come discover the wonderful world of our animal friends!

Family-Friendly Activities

A group of people, including children, listening to a guide in a forest.
Participants join our naturalist for a short hike through Bidwell Park

Bring the whole family for a day of fun and adventure at the Nature Center! Our family-friendly activities include guided nature hikes where you can explore the beauty of our trails, exciting bounce houses for the little ones to enjoy, and creative face painting to transform into your favorite animals. Get crafty with nature-inspired arts and crafts. There's something for everyone, so come out and make lasting memories with us!

Free Ice Cream!

A woman and a child sharing ice cream on a bench indoors, with photos and tanks in the background.
A young child enjoys some free Shubert's ice cream

Enjoy a sweet treat on us! We're thrilled to offer free ice cream from Shubert's, a local favorite known for their delicious, creamy flavors. Cool off and indulge in a variety of mouth-watering options that will delight kids and adults alike. It's the perfect way to add a little extra joy to your visit at the Nature Center. Don't miss out on this tasty treat!

Banner for "Nature Center Ice Cream Social" with thanks to sponsors, featuring ice cream illustration and a turtle.
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