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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

Village Tour

November 19, 2017

1:30pm - Step back in time on a guided tour of the Nisenan Maidu replica village. Discover the traditional uses for structures such as the granary, tule house and grinding rock, and why it takes many steps to make acorns into food. All ages welcome.

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Holiday Sale

December 02, 2017

The first Saturday of December our Discovery Shop is transformed into a holiday gift wonderland! Complimentary hot cider and cookies welcome guests out of the cold and into the holiday season!

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Birds of Winter with Ed Harper

January 10, 2018

During three seminars and three field studies Ed Harper will lead us into the world of birds. You'll learn which species spend their winters in the Sacramento region and how to identify them. This annual program is a favorite of beginning and experienced birders alike, and always sells out. FIELD STUDY IS FULL

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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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An American River Almanac contains inspiring essays and photos


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

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