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.

Calendar

DOCENT-LED FAMILY NATURE WALKS
- Every Saturday at 9am.
Meet in front 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, February 6 at 7:00pm.
Biology consultant Ty Garrison presents "Get Out There" a program about the amazing nature we have in our own "backyards" https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001qmVAQAY for program details.


CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY PLANT WALK
- Sunday, February 10 at 9am

Meet in front of the Nature Center


EATON CANYON GARDENING GROUP
- Sunday, February 10, at 10am.
Meet in the Native Plant Garden.


EATON CANYON CONSERVATION WORK DAY
- Saturday, February 16 from 9am to noon.

RSVP required. Email: eatoncanyon.conservation@gmail.com


AUDUBON BIRD WALK
- Sunday, Febrary 17, at 8am.
Meet leader Hill Penfold in front of the Nature Center. more ...


NATURE JOURNALING
- Sunday, February 17, from 10am to noon.

RSVP required: anna5belle@gmail.com
see flyer


SNAIL FEST
- Sunday, February 17, from 10am to 3pm.

see flyer


PASADENA AUDUBON SOCIETY
- Wednesday, February 20, at 7:30pm

"The Importance of the Los Angeles Urban Forest to Resident and Migratory Birds" See website for more information: http://www.pasadenaaudubon.org/?q=meetings


SOUTHWESTERN HERPETOLOGISTS SOCIETY
- Thursday, February 21 at 7:30pm

See website for information:
https://www.swhs.org/about/chapter/san-gabriel-valley


CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY
- Thursday February 28, at 7:30pm.

Plant Propagation 101, with Su and Hank Kraus of Moosa Creek Nursery: See website for more information:
https://www.cnps-sgm.org/activities.php#r234


Walk Among the Oaks

Sunday, February 10th
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Explore the changing seasons in Eaton Canyon on this easy walk; then, join us under the Mama Oak and learn about our California Oaks.

This Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates outing is designed with limited-mobility folks and their companions, as well as families with strollers in mind.
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Snail Fest

Snail Fest
Sunday, February 17th 10:00am - 3:00pm

Explore the amazing world of slugs and snails at Snail Fest! There will be guided hikes with scientists from NHM to view the slugs and snails around the Eaton Canyon Nature Center and an opportunity to learn how to take and share photos of snails for science. Snail and slug-inspired crafts, stories, and snacks will be provided. This is a perfect event for people of all ages! Click for more information

Bus Grant Donation

Please Help Us
Bring Students to the Canyon

Last year we raised money to bring over 1,350 children to Eaton Canyon. For many of the students it is often their initial exposure to plants and animals that are native to the area foothills.Please click here to find out how to help us

Docent Tour

Docent Training Class

Starting February 19, 2019 for ten weeks. Come to an introductory coffee Wednesday, February 13 or Saturday, February 16 2019 at 10 am.
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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.

Agents of Discovery

Kids: Become an Eaton Canyon Discovery Agent!

SoCal Explorer Program. Download the Agents of Discovery App to your smartphone and go on a special mission in Eaton Canyon. After completing your mission come to the Nature Center Information Desk to receive your patch.
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