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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

Teen Leaders in Nature

December 15, 2021

This program is specialized for teens with a passion for nature. Those who are part of this program will gain hands-on experience educating youth in our community on the environment through STEM-oriented camps and programs, sharing connections to nature with our community, discovering the importance of habitat restoration, and so much more!

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American River Collection

December 28, 2021

The Discovery Shop has exciting new merchandise as we partner with the talented artist, Stephanie Taylor!

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Nature of Love

February 12, 2022

Join us for an evening of drinks, appetizers, and a hike through the Nature Study Area. On a sunset stroll, you'll learn fun facts about the interesting, bizarre and romantic mating behaviors of a variety of different animals. Must be 21+ Have kids? While you and your partner enjoy the evening, your child(ren) can participate in Valentine-themed hands-on activities. Program available for ages 5-11. Note: Only the children of registered adult participants are allowed.

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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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