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Effie Yeaw Visitor Center

Visitor Center

Our Visitor Center includes live animal displays, a natural history museum and gift shop.

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Resident Animal Owl

Resident Animals

The Effie Yeaw Nature Center cares for nearly 30 non-releasable animals native to the American River system.

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Morning at the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve

Nature Preserve

The Nature Center is part of a 100-acre nature preserve with riparian and oak woodlands, shrub lands, meadows, and aquatic habitats.

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Upcoming Events

Beginning Birding - Spring Session

March 13, 2018

Interested in birds but don’t know where to start? This class will introduce the basics of birding, from binoculars to ethics.

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Seeing GREEN

March 18, 2018

1:30pm - Join a naturalist for some “catch and release” activities in the Nature Center’s pond. Explore what critters are living there and see how being green makes life a little easier in the pond.

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Bird Photography

March 29, 2018

Join professional nature and adventure photographer Stephen Fischer for this intensive introduction to Bird Photography.

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Educational Opportunities

Kids learning from school tour guide

School Programs

Bring your students to the Nature Center to explore, discover and learn in the outdoors!

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Scouts taking picture of water discovery

Group/Scout Tours

Bring your homeschool group on our beautiful nature preserve and explore the animals and plant life in a guided tour.

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150 Frequently Seen Birds features full color images of many species of California's Great Valley


Learn even more about local wildlife and history through ARNHA's publications, sold online and in our gift shop!

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