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The Dunes Center, located in our stunning self restored 1910 craftsman bungalow,  is open Thursday through Sunday, 10-4pm exhibits, information and visitor orientation media. Located in the charming town of Guadalupe, it is a must-stop destination for first time or return visitors alike. 

Environmental education programming is provided for all ages ranging from EDEN (Early Developers Experiencing Nature) for children aged 0-6; Sand Bandits, an after school program for elementary school students and XanaDune!, our in the classroom program. Local educators enjoy learning through our Teacher Science Workshops which is always filled to capacity, so book early!

Over 200 guided walks and talks per year are offered to the public on topics ranging from native gardening to land restoration.  Special member only programs are offered from witnessing condor releases, to tours of industrial bioremediation sites on lands not normally accessible to the public.

Enrichment courses are given to volunteers throughout the year in addition to specialist support lent to community programs such as 4H, MESA & Scouting. In addition, the Dunes Center convenes and facilitates a myriad of meetings on water quality, dune restoration, agricultural issues and provides an agreeable and well-located venue for civic and community gatherings.