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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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Echo, the great horned 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

2021 Habitat Restoration Project at Ancil Hoffman

July 15, 2021

We are partnering with the Water Forum on their restoration project to enhance crucial habitat for native salmon and steelhead trout occurring at the river's edge of the Nature Center and just off-shore.

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Effie's Family Program (11/26)

November 26, 2021

Join us on Friday, November 26th for a 2-hour program meeting our animal ambassadors, exploring the Nature Study Area, and creating a craft with the family!

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Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2021

Share the joy of the Holidays with the Nature Center by participating in Giving Tuesday!

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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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Campers listen with "deer" ears


Explore our nature preserve during our seasonal camps in the summer, fall, winter, and spring.

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

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