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

** The December 2016, meeting has been canceled.

After School Enrichment Logo for Website Preschool program logo for website   Homeschool Classes Logo for Website

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

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  • "What do you love about Nature School?" Nature School is a first learning experience in nature. It is a drop-off program designed for 3 to 6 year olds. Children learn about nature, letters, numbers, colors and shapes through crafts, songs, games, animal visits and guided exploration of the park. Register by 12/12 to join us in January. Learn More: http://bidwellpark.org/nature-school/

    December 06

  • Chico Creek Nature Center shared Cultivating Community NV's photo.

    Register now to learn about the wondrous world of mushrooms!! http://www.chicorec.com/CARD-Programs/Classes/Cooking/index.html

    December 05

  • Chico Creek Nature Center added an event.

    December 05

  • After School Enrichment offers a series of fun, hands on, project based classes that make learning fun. Register by December 12th to join us in January. See the full class list and register here. http://www.chicorec.com/CARD-Programs/Nature-Center/Thrive-Afterschool-Enrichment/index.html

    December 03

  • 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. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 11am to 3pm. Register soon to join us in January. http://bidwellpark.org/nature-school/

    December 02

  • Chico Creek Nature Center shared their event.

    We hope to see you at camp this month!!

    December 01

  • Chico Creek Nature Center added an event.

    December 01

  • Singing and dancing fun at the Nature Center. Join us for After School Enrichment, Nature Preschool or Homeschool Programs. Register by Dec.12th to join us in January. http://bidwellpark.org/nature-center-home/

    December 01

  • There's fun to be had even when it's chilly outside (and we have plenty of indoor space as well). Join us for winter break. Let your child experience the chilly wonders of Bidwell Park. Join us for nature education and day camp fun. Main camp activities are 9am to 4pm. Extended care from 7:45am to 5:30pm is available at no additional cost. Kindergarten- 6th grade. Our programs are designed to provide outdoor recreation and to foster awareness of nature in a fun, safe, and caring setting. Campers enjoy hands-on natural science labs, up close animal visits, arts and crafts and outdoor games. http://bidwellpark.org/camp-chico-frozen-winter-camp/

    December 01

  • Chico Creek Nature Center at Chico Creek Nature Center.

    Say hello to our newest nature friend! She is a Pink toe Tarantula. It's like she has little fuzzy slippers on. Come by and say Hi!

    November 30

  • Nature School students made fall themed wreaths today. Nature School is a first learning experience in nature for 3 to 6 year olds. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 11am to 3pm. Register soon to join us in January. http://bidwellpark.org/nature-school/

    November 30

  • Nature Preschool. What a great way to start their education (and bonus parent free time). Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 11am to 3pm. Ages 3 to 6. Register soon to join us in January. http://bidwellpark.org/nature-school/

    November 29

  • Let your child experience the chilly wonders of Bidwell Park when Camp Chico Creek transforms into Camp Chico Chilly for winter break. Join us for nature education and day camp fun. Main camp activities are 9am to 4pm. Extended care from 7:45am to 5:30pm is available at no additional cost. Kindergarten- 6th grade. Our programs are designed to provide outdoor recreation and to foster awareness of nature in a fun, safe, and caring setting. Campers enjoy hands-on natural science labs, up close animal visits, arts and crafts and outdoor games. http://bidwellpark.org/camp-chico-frozen-winter-camp/

    November 29

  • These young people are enjoying meeting our western pond turtle. Join us for After School Enrichment classes, School Holiday Camps, Preschool drop off and family programs, Thrive Homeschool Program, or just stop by to visit our Living Animal Museum. http://bidwellpark.org/nature-center-home/

    November 28

  • The Nature Center offers after school enrichment classes. These students are meeting our screech owl at our Animals of the Nature Center Class. There are many more classes to choose from including Exploring Bidwell Park, Hand Drumming and Nature Stories. Register by December 12th for classes that start in January. http://www.chicorec.com/CARD-Programs/Nature-Center/Thrive-Afterschool-Enrichment/index.html

    November 26

  • Chico Creek Nature Center added 3 new photos — at Chico Creek Nature Center.

    Some of our nature friends say hello!

    November 18

  • Native American Archery is many student's favorite in our After School Enrichment line up. Our next session starts in January. Register soon to hold your space in any of our awesome classes, including Animals of the Nature Center, Exploring Bidwell Park, Guitar, Hand Drumming, and more. http://www.chicorec.com/CARD-Programs/Nature-Center/Afterschool-Enrichment-Programs/index.html

    November 18

  • Reminder: NO Nature Story Time (or homeschool programs)TODAY! Nature Story Time is a time when families come together to hear a nature story book or two, talk a short nature walk in Bidwell Park and circle up for an animal visit. This program is Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:50am and is brought to you FREE by First 5 Butte County. We hope to see you next week. http://bidwellpark.org/nature-story-time/

    November 10

  • Speed Stacking is coming to the Nature Center in January as one our awesome After School Enrichment Classes. Speed Stacking is an athletic activity developed by a physical education teacher to help students be motivated to be more active. Students will learn different patterns to stack cups and then take them down in a timed sequence. Speed Stacking is great for students of all ages because it levels the playing field for all abilities. Studies have shown Speed Stacking improves hand-eye coordination, right and left brain activation, and builds self-esteem in all aspects of the student’s lives. Registration will open soon.

    November 09

  • Chico Creek Nature Center added 2 new photos to the album: Fall Fun — at Chico Creek Nature Center.

    November 08

  • NEW After School Enrichment classes staring in January. Classes meet once a week from 3:10 to 4:30 and include Guitar, Animals of the Nature Center, Speed Stacks, Native American Archery and more. Registration will open soon.

    November 07

  • Lakeside Pavilion shared Chico Area Recreation and Park District's photo.

    Thank you to everyone who joined Chico Creek Nature Center Hunters Moon Dinner last night! The dessert auction was a hit and all proceeds benefiting a Chico treasure!

    October 28

  • Chico Creek Nature Center shared their event.

    Online registration is closed but we do have space for walk-ins. Drop your kids off tonight and they will have a blast at Camp Chico Creepy!!

    October 28

  • Chico Creek Nature Center shared Chico Area Recreation and Park District's post.

    Thanks to all who came and supported the Nature Center last night!

    October 28

  • Chico Area Recreation and Park District added 4 new photos.

    Last night was the Hunter’s Moon Dinner, a fundraiser to help the Chico Creek Nature Center sustain its living animal museum (and more!). Spirits were high, the meal was delicious, and some folks took home yummy desserts like a chocolate fudge cake jack-o’-lantern!

    October 28

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