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Shipley Nature Center

SPECIAL EVENT: Children's Program Saturday, November 12, 2013, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. includes Puppet Show

Center is open: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 2nd Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

2nd Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • November 9, 2013
  • December 14, 2013
  • January 11, 2014
  • February 8, 2014
  • March 8, 2014
  • April 12, 2014
  • May 10, 2014
  • June 14, 2014

Shipley Nature Center showcases volunteers have transformed a once decaying forest into a beautiful nature trail, friendly habitat, and educational resource meeting guidelines for school fieldtrip activities and learning programs.

In addition to the daily open hours (except Sunday) there are special events throughout the year such as the Native Plant Sale which invites the public to drop by and purchase drought tolerant plants for your landscaping.

17851 Golden West St.
Huntington Beach, CA
(714) 842-4722

Cool Summer Nights is a summertime event held on Thursday evenings with extended hours to the Center and special guests such as people bringing animals, spiders, puppets for puppet shows. You never know what surprise is in store for you at this event.

What is there to see and do? First, you can wander the trails of the Nature Center and see migrating birds, butterflies, compost section, and there are all kinds of plants and flowers.

Hang out under the shade of Huntington Beach's redwood grove. Though it is a small grove and the trees aren't as tall as the forest giants of Northern California, standing in the shade of a redwood provides a cool experience on a sunny day.

Finally, wander inside to the touch and feel areas and displays that even adults find interesting and compelling. Then if it moves you, you can join the organization, make a donation or come back again and again to enjoy this treasure in the midst of a 350 acre city-operated forest.

This calendar does not guarantee accuracy of information as events are subject to change.

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