Science Exploration Opportunities

CREEC NETWORK, 1430 N Street, Suite 4309, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 319-0241. Source for educators on environmental education activities and resources throughout California. Web page:

CSUS ARBORETUM, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819. Open for self-guided tours, on the north side of campus. Web page:

CALIFORNIA STATE INDIAN MUSEUM, 2618 K St., just north of Sutter's Fort, Phone: (916) 324-0539. Exhibits highlight the plants and animals California Indians relied upon for survival. Visit the website for admission rates and hours. Web page:

COMMUNITY EVENTS INVOLVING FISH AND WILDLIFE are listed in a calendar prepared by the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Visit the the web page at:

COSUMNES RIVER PRESERVE, 13501 Franklin Blvd., Galt, CA 95632, Phone: (916) 683-1700. Web page:

DISCOVERY MUSEUM SCIENCE & SPACE CENTER, 3615 Auburn Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95821, Phone: (916) 575-3941.  Visit the website for admission rates and hours. Web page:

EFFIE YEAW NATURE CENTER, Carmichael, CA 95609, Phone: (916) 489-4918.
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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FARM FOUNDATION (Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy), 25344 County Road 95, Davis, CA 95616, Phone: (530) 758-1387. Web page:

EXPLORIT SCIENCE CENTER, 3141 Fifth Street, Davis, CA 95617, Phone: (530) 756-0191. Web page:

MUSEUM OF MEDICAL HISTORY, 5380 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, Phone: (916) 456-3152. Hours: Mon – Fri 9AM – 4PM, Free Admission. Web page:

MATHER FIELD VERNAL POOL TOURS, Offers free tours in spring.  Visit the website for more information. Web page:

PLACER LAND TRUST CONSERVATION PROJECTS, 3700 Christian Valley Road, Auburn, CA 95602, Phone: (530) 878-6053. Web page:

PLACER NATURE CENTER 4TH FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES, Unity of Auburn, 1212, High St., Auburn,  CA; (530) 878-6053.  Web page:

SACRAMENTO SPLASH, 4426 Excelsior Road, Mather, CA 95655, offers educational and community events to explore aquatic ecosystems. Web page:

SACRAMENTO VALLEY CONSERVANCY, Deer Creek Hills east of Sacramento. Visit the website for information on tours and educational events. Web page:

SACRAMENTO VALLEY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, Visit the web site for information on educational events. Web page:

SACRAMENTO ZOO, 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822-1123, Phone: (916) 264-5889. Web page:

SANDHILL CRANE FESTIVAL AND TOURS:  Festival in Lodi Nov. 6-8, 2009; . Public tours are held at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve on the first 3 weekends of October through February

SHEPARD GARDEN AND ART CENTER, 3330 McKinley Boulevard in McKinley Park, offers free garden and art shows throughout the year. Web page with calendar of events:

SOLANO COUNTY LAND TRUST, 1001 Texas Street, Suite C, Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (707) 428-7580; Activity Line: (707) 432-0150 ext 200, Web page:

STONE LAKES NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, 1624 Hood-Franklin Road, Elk Grove, CA, Phone: (916) 775-4420.  Offers tours and educational events. Web page:

SUISUN MARSH NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION, 1171 Kellogg Street, Suisun, CA 94585 Phone: (707) 429-4295, Web page:

UC DAVIS ARBORETUM, self-guided tours, announced public tours and events. Web page:

WILDLIFE VIEWING AREAS,  self-guided explorations. Web page:

YOLO BASIN FOUNDATION, P.O. Box 943, Davis, CA 95617, Phone: (530) 756-7248; Education Programs: (530) 758-1018. Wetland tours second Saturday of each month, speakers first Wednesday evening of each month. Web page:  

Other possible activities may be found at:, the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, the Marine Mammal Center in Marin, north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Point Reyes Bird Observatory, the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, the Oakland Museum of Science, The UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology, National Lab Day

Resources for Parents

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Science & Mathematics Education Resources for Parents