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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

Swainson's Hawk Naming Contest

January 05, 2018

Help us name our new hawk! Vote for your favorite name - $1 per vote.

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Deer and Fawn Storytime

January 23, 2018

10:30am - We invite you and your preschooler to join us for a whimsical journey into nature through stories, songs and crafts. And if time allows, you'll meet and learn about one of our friendly, resident animals!

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Owls of the Sierra Foothills

February 19, 2018

Throughout history, owls have held a special place in the traditions and lore of many cultures. Perhaps it is the mystery of these rarely-seen night creatures, or the large, all-knowing eyes, or the cute way they turn their heads around almost 360 degrees. This program will explore these intriguing birds! 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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150 Frequently Seen Birds features full color images of many species of California's Great Valley


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

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