Hours

The Janeece Webb Living Animal Museum
11am – 3pm | Wed – Sat

Nature Play Room
11am – 3pm | Wed – Sa

Howard S. Tucker Exhibit Hall For programs and by reservation

Kristie’s Nature Lab For programs and by reservation

Admission

Members Free | Adults $4 | Children, Students and Seniors $2

Board Meetings

Quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in March, June, September and December at 5:30 p.m. in Kristie’s Lab

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Sharing the wonder of Bidwell Park, where there is always more to explore.

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  • Chico Creek Nature Center added 2 new photos.

    When you donate to the Chico Creek Nature Center through the Annie B's fundraising drive, you support STEM programs that give kids a chance to make scientific discoveries in a beautiful natural environment. You can donate by clicking http://anniebs.org/cause/chico-creek-nature-center/

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  • Chico Creek Nature Center added an event.

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  • When you donate to the Chico Creek Nature Center through the Annie B's fundraising drive, you support programs that give kids a chance to be creative while learning about nature in a beautiful natural environment. You can donate by clicking http://anniebs.org/cause/chico-creek-nature-center/

    September 27

  • This training is coming up at Chico State University Farm in less than 2 weeks. ANYONE WANT TO BE CERTIFIED IN PERMACULTURE DESIGN IN OUR COMMUNITY?

    September 25

  • Chico Creek Nature Center shared their event.

    Great cause, great food, great party.

    September 23

  • Chico Creek Nature Center shared their event — feeling excited.

    Help support our Center. Buy your tickets now!

    September 22

  • Make new friends at the Chico Creek Nature Center. Visit our animal museum, nature play room and native plant gardens. Join us for a field trip, preschool, afterschool or homeschool class. http://bidwellpark.org/nature-center-home/

    September 22

  • Chico Creek Nature Center shared their event.

    A great educational event coming up, honoring our area's Maidu heritage.

    September 22

  • Preschool in the park. Nature School students get to explore the park, read stories, meet animals and even play in nature. These students found a great natural teeter totter. Learn more http://bidwellpark.org/nature-school/

    September 17

  • Nature School students enjoy reading stories, making friends, meeting animals and exploring nature in a sweet drop off preschool program at the Chico Creek Nature Center. Learn more here. http://bidwellpark.org/nature-school/

    September 15

  • Chico Creek Nature Center with Nikki Sierra and Genevieve RayBlack.

    Lunch in a tree?! Yes, please. These homeschoolers learn, explore, socialize and eat in nature. Check out http://www.ThriveChico.org for all the homeschool options. We, also, offer preschool and after school enrichment classes, as well as field trips and birthday parties.

    September 15

  • Chico Creek Nature Center added an event.

    September 12

  • When you donate to the Chico Creek Nature Center through the Annie B's fundraising drive, you support programs that helps Upward Bound students like Soua Siong (camp name Badger) gain experience as a youth leader You can donate by clicking http://anniebs.org/cause/chico-creek-nature-center/

    September 12

  • Chico Creek Nature Center added 2 new photos.

    Hands on homeschool, preschool and after school enrichment programs in nature started today with some wonderful classes like Nature's ABCs, Physics, Reptiles and Amphibians and Soccer Botany. This is the last week to register and join us for this first six week session, or you can think about joining us for our next session that starts mid October. http://bidwellpark.org/nature-center-home/

    September 07

  • Hello! We just wanted to let you know about a our new Children's Photo Contest we are having and are looking for photos taken by kids of nature or animals. Winners will be featured in our Winter Issue and awarded a $20 gift card to Roo's Ice Cream Parlor! Deadline is September 30th. Feel free to contact us anytime if you have questions. Thanks so much!! http://growingupchico.com/childrens-photo-contest/

    September 06

  • When you donate to the Chico Creek Nature Center through the Annie B's fundraising drive, you support programs that allow kids to build a fort in a grove in beautiful Bidwell Park. You can donate by clicking http://anniebs.org/cause/chico-creek-nature-center/ or by writing a check made out to Annie Bs/Chico Creek Nature Center and sending it to North Valley Community Foundation, 240 Main Street, Suite 260, Chico, CA 95928. Only 28 days left to get in on the Annie B's Drive with matching funds.

    September 01

  • Homeschooled High Schoolers: We offer A-G Science Wet Labs. Earn units/credits through your charter school when you do the book work at home or just do the labs for fun and learning. There's a few more days to get in on the first round of these awesome labs. http://www.chicorec.com/CARD-Programs/Nature-Center/Classes-and-Workshops/index.html

    September 01

  • When you donate to the Chico Creek Nature Center through the Annie B's fundraising drive, you support programs that put smiles on children's faces as they learn about nature. You can donate by clicking http://anniebs.org/cause/chico-creek-nature-center/ or by writing a check made out to Annie Bs/Chico Creek Nature Center and sending it to North Valley Community Foundation, 240 Main Street, Suite 260, Chico, CA 95928.

    August 27

  • Nature School is a first learning experience in nature. It is a drop-off program designed for Pre K, TK and Kindergartners (age 3 to 6). Children learn about nature, letters, numbers, colors and shapes through crafts, songs, games, animal visits and guided exploration of the park. Offered Tuesdays and/or Thursdays (children can join us one or both days) from 11am to 3pm, starting Sept. 6th. Register soon. Spaces are filling up quickly. http://bidwellpark.org/nature-school/

    August 26

  • When you donate to the Chico Creek Nature Center though the Annie B's fundraising drive, you support teen youth leaders like Gage in our camp and educational programs. http://anniebs.org/cause/chico-creek-nature-center/ or writing a check made out to Annie Bs/Chico Creek Nature Center and sending it to North Valley Community Foundation, 240 Main Street, Suite 260, Chico, CA 95928

    August 26

  • Nature Story Time resumes Thursday, September 8th. Most Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:50am. FREE Check out website for details and vacation dates. http://bidwellpark.org/nature-story-time/

    August 26

  • Chico Creek Nature Center added an event.

    August 25

  • Chico Creek Nature Center added an event.

    August 25

  • Join us for these exciting classes starting September 6th. Life Science Baby Animals The States and their Flowers Aquatic Investigations Hand Drumming And more! http://bidwellpark.org/program-overview/after-school-enrichment-classes/

    August 25

  • We offer a wide range of After School Enrichment Classes. Everything from Animals of the Nature Center, to Insect Studies, to Art History. Check them out soon, there's only one week left to register. http://www.chicorec.com/CARD-Programs/Afterschool-Enrichment/index.html

    August 24

In Bidwell Park at 1968 E 8th Street, Chico, CA, 95928 – info@bidwellpark.org – phone (530) 891-4671 – fax (530) 891-0837