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Educational Programs /Preschool Programs

NATURE KIDS! DISCOVERY CAMP Pre-registration is required for all classes. Visit www.lbparks.org to register.

Ages: 18 months - 5 years, $20 per class. 10 -11:30am.

Bring your imagination and sense of adventure as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special morning of crafts, stories, songs, and outdoor exploration. Parent participation required.

Hummingbird Celebration
Join us as we celebrate National Hummingbird Day by creating magical pieces of art based on our fluttery friends. 34152 September 4 Wednesday 10 -11:30am

Magical Masquerade
Create Halloween masks, and learn about spooky creatures. We'll have a fang-tastic time!

34153 October 9 Wednesday 10 -11:30am

Falling Leaves
Enjoy the fall by learning to count to three. Orange, yellow, and red, let's find colors on the trail ahead.

34154 November 13 Wednesday 10 -11:30am

Tales & Trails - Amazing autumn animals
Ages: 18 months – 5 years, $20 per class. 10 – 11:30 am

Learn all about the Nature Center's fantastic animal friends while exploring the trals, listening to stories, songs and engaging in hand-on activities designed to build a love of the outdoors. Some people think they are creepy critters, but we love their spooky ways! Parent participation required.

  • Go Batty for Bats 34155 September 11
  • Silly Spiders 34156 October 30
  • Owls are a Hoot 34157 November 27 
Group Tours

Young Explorers Tour
Looking to learn more about nature or earn an environment-themed badge? Register your group for a naturalist-led exploration of the Nature Center’s diverse habitats. 1 ½ - hour program. $6 per person.

Beetle Brigade
Join us for a hands-on, sensory exploration of nature. We’ll use our “owl eyes,” “rabbit ears,” and “coyote noses” to experience the unique patterns, textures, shapes and colors around us. Sing a song, listen to a story or make friends with a puppet. Ages 3-5. 1 ½ - hour program. $5 per person.

Discovery Tours
Teachers, explore the Nature Center trails with your students on a naturalist-guided tour. You’ll make discoveries through hands-on investigation and activities designed to support the Academic Content Standards at your grade level. 2-hour program. Grades K-4, $7 per person. Grade 5, $8 per person.

Explore the Shore - 5th Grade Tour
Sponsored by El Dorado Nature Center and the City of Long Beach’s Adopt-A-Beach program.
In this hands-on, two-hour program, students will use scientific tools and instruments to discover how water sustains all life on earth, and how the water cycle shapes our local watershed and affects the marine ecosystem. Available at Granada Beach or Cherry Beach. 2-hour program. $8 per person.