Eaton Canyon Natural Area is a 190-acre zoological, botanical, and geological nature preserve situated at the base of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. Visitors can enjoy its hiking trails, equestrian trails with a staging area, picnic areas, seasonal stream, rocks and minerals, various natural habitats, native plants, and wildlife. Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Public Calender

DOCENT-LED FAMILY NATURE WALKS
- Every Saturday at 9am.
Meet in fron of the Nature Center. No Dogs, please.more ...


NATURE TAILS STORY HOUR
- Every Saturday at 10:30am.
Stories and activities for children


SIERRA CLUB
- Wednesday, April 4, at 7:30pm. Meet 30 minutes eariler for refreshments and socializing.

"For the Love of Chocolate" UCLA professor Lee Scott Theisen will discuss the origins of using the cocoa bean to create stimulating drinks in various ancient cultures.more ...


CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY WALK
Sunday, April 8. Meet in front of Eaton Canyon Nature Center at 9:00am
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EATON CANYON GARDENING GROUP
- Sunday, April 8, at 9am.
Meet in the Native Plant Garden.


AUDUBON BIRD WALK
- Sunday, April 15 at 8am.
Meet leader Hill Penfold in front of the Nature Center. more ...


PASADENA AUDUBON SOCIETY
- Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30pm, Meet 30 minutes eariler for socializing.

"Recording Bird Sounds" presented by Lance Benner. Birds produce an incredible variety of sounds that can be remarkably intricate, hauntingly beautiful, and most of which are crucial for their survival. more ...


SOUTHWESTERN HERPETOLOGISTS SOCIETY
- Thursday, April 19 at 7:30pm.

Jessica Tingle will be giving a presentation on the way size influences sidewinding and on body shape evolution in vipers specialized for sidewinding versus other types of movement. more ...


EATON CANYON CONSERVATION WORK DAY
- Saturday, April 21 from 9am to noon.
RSVP required. Email: eatoncanyon.conservation@gmail.com


CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY
- Thursday, April 26 at 7:30pm. Meet 30 minutes eariler for social time and informal plant identification.

"Who knew?" Floristic exploration of Griffith Park, the most driven-by park in the world, with Dan Coopermore ...


Family Nature Walk

Family Nature Walk

Every Saturday morning, weather permitting, from 9am to 11am.
Join us outdoors for a guided walk in Eaton Canyon Natural Area. This walk is geared to families, including small children, and everyone is welcome. Walking shoes, sunscreen, water, and a hat are recommended. The walk is free to the public. Meet in front of the building. No Dogs, please.

Nature Tails - Storybook Reading Time

"Nature Tails"
Storybook Reading Time

Every Saturday Morning at 10:30 am
Nature Tails is a program to read animal and nature stories to children visiting the Nature Center. The program is free to the public. Meet in the Children's Corner in the mueseum.