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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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October 23, 2021

This family-friendly, Halloween-themed event is back, Saturday, October 23! Learn about the things that go “whoo” in the night, meet “creepy-crawlies” and more as we discover nature’s spooky side.

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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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