Nature Programs/ Special Events

Pre-registration required at

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.  Second Tuesday of each month. 7-9pm.  All ages. $5 per person.  Children under 2 are free. Pre-registration is required.

24720 - May 8
24847 – June 12
25848 – July 10
24858 – August 14

Join us for intriguing presentations and discussion on the conservation of native birds and their habitats. Thursdays, April 19, & May 17. 7:30PM. Free program.

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, April 8, & May 13. 8AM. Free program.

Special Events 
Summer Concert Series

  • June 14 – Big City Hillbillies
  • June 28- Steel Parade
  • July 12 – Corday
  • July 26 – JP McDermott and Western Bop
  • August 9 – Sligo Rags
  • August 23- The Salty Suites

All shows start at 7:00pm, and gates open at 6:30pm. $3 suggested donation at the gate. Members of Friends of El Dorado Nature Center get in at 6:00pm, so consider joining to get the best seats. For more information call (562) 570-1745.

Liars, Thieves and Chocolate-An Evening of Storytelling Summer Concert Series
Come delight both your stomach and your mind!  Local storytellers will bedazzle you with stories and chocolate delicacies. 
Saturday, June 9, 7:30ppm.  Ages 12 and up.
$5 per person

El Dorado Audubon Society Year-End Celebration
Twilight bird walk and a delicious potluck.
Thursday, June 21, 5:30pm

13th Annual El Dorado NABA Butterfly Count
Help gather important data about which species are calling the Nature Center home.  Beginners are welcome.  Bring water, sun protection and a sack lunch.
Saturday, July 14, 9:45am – noon and/or 12:30pm – 3:13pm.  All ages.
$5 per person. Children under 2 are free.

“Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden” Lecture Series
Join us for these expert-taught classes focusing on California Native Plants for your home garden.
Saturdays, May 5,  June 2, July 7, and August 4, 2pm – 4pm.
Free Program.

Drawing in Nature
Learn the basics of using colored pencils, including blending, burnishing and impressed line, while incorporation the techniques of botanical drawing.  Bring a lunch and wear walking shoes. Adults only.
Saturdays, June 9, July 14, and August 11.  10am – 3pm.
$120 per person for unit of three classes.