Nature Programs/ Special Events

Pre-registration required at 


Educational Programs

Family Night Walks
What do the animals do at night? Find out on a naturalist-led exploration of the darkened trails of the
Nature Center. All ages. An adult must accompany persons under the age of 18.
Tuesdays, 7 - 9pm. $5 per person. Under 2 years old, free.

  • 34158 September 10
  • 34159 October 8
  • 34160 November 12 

El Dorado Audubon Society Meeting
Join us for intriguing presentations and discussion on the conservation of native birds and their habitats.

Thursday evenings,7:30pm. Free program.

  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21

Audubon Bird Walk
Whether you’re a new birder or just want to sharpen your skills, join members of El Dorado Audubon for a morning walk through the Nature Center.

Sundays, 8am. Free program.

  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10

Special Events

2019 California Coastal Cleanup Day
You can take an active role in keeping our coastline clean and healthy. Cleanups will take place at beaches throughout the city. For more information and group registration, call (562) 570-1745.

Saturday, September 21, 9am - noon.

California Native Plant Sale
The Nature Center will be blooming with thousands of California native plants for sale. Your purchase benefits the Center and supports habitat restoration. Event begins at 9:30 am. Current members of “Friends” get in early at 9:00 am. Come early for the best selection. Saturday, October 12.


Come to the Nature Center to celebrate the power and wisdom of storytelling from the Long Beach Storytellers. Saturday, November 23. 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Ages 12 & up. $5 per person.

Pre-registration is required. Call (562) 570-1745.

Howl-O-Ween Festival

Saturday, October 26 from 2:00pm-6:00pm.

Last Trail Entry- 5:00pm

Join us at the boo-tiful El Dorado Nature Center for a hare-raising good time as you trick-or-treat your way along the trails. Visit our animal education village, or bounce yourself silly in the Ooh-possum Patch. There will be storytelling and face painting, food trucks and crafts. Parking is $7, and a suggested donation of $5 to support Partners of Parks/ Friends of El Dorado Nature Center at the gate. Dress as your favorite creature and come mingle with ours. See you there!