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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

Deer and Fawn Storytime for Preschoolers

May 25, 2017

10:30-11:30am - Join us for a seasonal tale, songs and a craft. And if there's time, we'll get to meet an animal friend too! Pre-registration required.

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A Journey Through California's Biotic Bounty

June 01, 2017

Discover why California is a natural wonder, unique in all the world! In both a historic and current perspective, this program takes an exciting tour through California's bountiful biotic (plant) zones.

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Spring Gala and Art Auction

June 10, 2017

June 10, 2017 (5pm - 8pm). The American River Natural History Association (ARNHA) and Sacramento Fine Arts Center present Art Where Wild Things Are, an art show, auction and gala celebrating interpretations of the natural world. This grand event brings together the fine arts community of Sacramento with the generous contributors of the Sacramento region for an evening of great food and wonderful artwork in a unique and beautiful setting.

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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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Panning for Gold during Summer Camp


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

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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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