Experience the Nature Center


Contact Information:

Placer Nature Center                                                                                                  3700 Christian Valley Road                                                                                      Auburn, CA 95602                                                                                                Phone#: (530) 878-6053                                                                                            Fax#: (530) 878-3746                                                                                                            Email: events@placernaturecenter.org

The Placer Nature Center does not allow smoking or dogs on premises. Help us preserve the wildlife, trees and plants that are all a part of our ecosystem.

2017 Hours of Operation

Saturdays – Open to all visitors
Beginning March 4-
Hours 10am – 3pm

2017 School and Group Scheduled Programming
Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm

Office Hours:
-Monday & Wednesday 8am – 2pm
-Thursday 8am to Noon
-Scheduled Appointments

General information:

Call: (530 878-6053
Email: dmatthews@placernaturecenter.org

Programming & Events
Email: Programs@placernaturecenter.org

What is Placer Nature Center?

An outdoor classroom located on 60 acres in the beautiful Sierra Foothills. A place where children can find their place in the natural world as they develop science literacy.

A place where people of all ages can explore their link with the        out-of-doors and use the environment and our exhibits for educational growth.

A resource center for educators to learn methods and find material for teaching about natural systems.

A place for discovering our natural and cultural history and exploring how nature is linked with the arts, literature, history, and science.

A 501.c3 not-for-profit corporation inspiring stewardship of the earth through environmental education.

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Providing Environmental Education since 1991