Connecting People and Nature

Placer Nature Center, located in Auburn, CA offers activities and classes in wildlife, astronomy, reptiles, gardening, art, insects, ecology, watershed & much more for both children and adults! Come see how fun environmental education can be!
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Placer Nature Center has environmental education programs and activities for all ages - for individuals, children, families, school groups and other community groups. Our programs promote childhood development through the interaction between nature and science, through age appropriate crafts and outdoor physical activities. In addition, we sponsor lectures and events focused on conservation, our ecosystem, sustainable living, and the stars.

Events for Everyone

For up-to-date information about upcoming events please visit our calendar. we also have special events open to both members and the general public.

Schools Programs

We deliver programs at Placer Nature Center and at your school or in the field.

Our Facilities & Exhibit Halls

Our Exhibit Halls, Discovery Laboratory, history gardens and nature trails annually attract 8-10,000 school children and community members for school field trips, summer nature camps and classes, geology and flower walks, art and astronomy classes, live theatre and much more. Learn more...