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Nature Center Hours
Trails: Tue-Sun, 8am-5pm
Museum: Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm
Sat/Sun, 8:30am-4pm
El Dorado Nature Center
7550 E. Spring St.
Long Beach CA 90815
562-570-1745
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Highlight of the Month

Spring Equinox
Celebrate the vernal equinox with us, we will discover how the end of winter and
start of spring marks an exciting time of change for plants and animals.

Friday, Mar 21. 7-9pm. $3.


Mission Statement

El Dorado Nature Center is dedicated to the enhancement of wildlife habitat and the human spirit.
Through education, citizen involvement opportunities, habitat restoration, and leisure activities, the Center cultivates among all members of the community a sense of respect, understanding and stewardship for the natural world.

El Dorado Nature Center

El Dorado Nature Center is part of the El Dorado East Regional Park. First a flood plain of the San Gabriel River, then a calico bean field, the Nature Center is now home to skunks, coyotes, ground squirrels and hawks, and a wide variety of trees and plant life including oaks, redwoods and alders.

A 1/4 mile paved trail and two miles of dirt trail wind around two lakes and a stream to make the Nature Center accessible to everyone. Since its opening in 1969, more than two million visitors have enjoyed the beautiful surroundings of the Nature Center. This 102.5 acre oasis sits in a greenery of woodlands in the middle of Long Beach. Migratory birds in their wanderings have found a lakeside haven in the middle of urban sprawl in which to settle down for a moment of quiet.

It is offered to you as well, a place of trails canopied with trees where birds sing, where foxes turn up crossing the meadow ahead, where herons and egrets sit at bank side and paths lead away from the clamoring of the outside world.

It is difficult to measure the salutary effect of sitting beside a lake, of crossing a wooden bridge over a stream, of seeing a hawk at the tip of a pine tree. We only know that a visit to the Nature Center is a beautiful and serene opportunity to step away from the hectic pace of our daily life.


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