Welcome to the Placer Nature Center

We are now open to private groups!

Your family can reserve the Placer Nature Center for a Docent-led program in a fun, stimulating and safe environment.
We are adhering to COVID-19 protocol and will schedule private family groups separately to ensure sanitation and safety.

Call (530) 878-6053 or email programs@placernaturecenter.org for more information and to schedule your visit!

Click here to visit our Facebook page for more activities, experiments and videos for you to use at home!

Summer Camp 2020 dates:

For Ages 6 to 12:

June 16-18 Soil Made My Lunch: Dirty Hands, Clean Food

June 23-25 Flutterbys: Power to the Pollinators

June 30-July 2 Howlers: Critters in our Community

July 7-9 Prehistoric Creatures, on the ground, in the air and water

July 14-16 Mighty Minerals and Radical Rocks

July 21-23 Water Worlds: In the Flow

For Ages 11 and up:

July 28-30 Wilderness Leadership

August 4-6 Environmental Leadership

Check out this great video from Colfax High School!

Colfax High School Presents PNC 

PNC is 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.


                      3700 Christian Valley Rd.                                     Auburn, CA  95602

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Providing Environmental Education since 1991