Summer Camp starts June 10, 2013!
Held at the Chico Creek Nature Center in the heart of Bidwell Park, Camp Chico Creek consists of ten one-week sessions of environmental education camp for children 5-11 years old. The program is designed to provide outdoor recreation and to foster awareness of nature in a fun, safe, and caring setting. Themes covering the park’s habitats and its natural and cultural history are presented to campers through guided nature walks, lab activities, presentations of the Nature Center’s live animals, arts and crafts and swimming in Big Chico Creek. Registration form here!
Spend some quality time in the Park with our Bidwell Park Spring Hike Series.
See the calendar for more details.
As the official information center for Bidwell Park, the Chico Creek Nature Center offers
people of all ages a place to interact with nature, discover Bidwell Park’s diverse ecosystems and learn about preserving this natural resource.
The Nature Center’s programs include preschool-age workshops, nature-themed birthday parties, exploration-oriented day camps, and K-6 grade Environmental Education field trips designed to meet the science standards for California public schools.
Hours of Operation:
Howard S. Tucker Exhibit Hall
Janeece Webb Living Animal Museum
Kristie's Nature Lab
Check our Calendar for public lab programs,
or book a program for your class
Adults - $4 Children - $2
The mission of the Chico Creek Nature Center is to enhance the quality of all life by promoting understanding, awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of our environment through environmental education in Bidwell Park. It is the philosophy of the Chico Creek Nature Center that through increased knowledge and understanding, individuals will learn to protect and preserve our natural resources and, especially, Bidwell Park. As stewards of our environment, we can promote a high quality of all life now and for the future.