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Chico Creek Nature Center

As the official Visitor Center of Bidwell Park, the Nature Center is a hub for fun, education, and wonder — all inspired by the outdoors!

Contact Information

Location: 1968 E. 8th Street, Chico, CA 95928 
Phone: 530-891-4671

Seasonal Hours

The Janeece Webb Living Animal Museum and Nature Play Room | Friday & Monday, 10am-1pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-3pm

  • Admission is $3.00 for children, $4.00 for seniors and $5.00 for adults

Kristie's Nature Lab and Howard S. Tucker Exhibit Hall | For programs and by reservation

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Nature School

Nature School is a first learning experience for kids ages 3-5, who are potty trained and ready for an experience away from their family. This program has zero screen time and is predominantly held outdoors. Nature kids get to visit live animals at the Nature Center, go on nature walks daily and practice nature identification along the way. We provide fun themes every two weeks and work on social emotional and school readiness skills. All units include play-based learning, healthy body movement like yoga and dancing, themed stories, songs, art projects, sensory exploration and sign language. We PLAY, we teach KINDNESS, and we truly nurture a love of NATURE! Ages: 3-5 M/W or T/Th | Sep-May | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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