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Canoe Eco-Tour

Learn how to canoe on a leisurely 2-hour guided tour of beautiful Big Bear Lake. Children must be at least 6 years old and all need to be accompanied by an adult. Includes water and a snack. Tours caravan to the marina. Tours limited to 16 people reservations required.

Fee: $25 adults, Children (6-12yrs.) $15

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Evening Programs- Discovery Center Amphitheater

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Join the Discovery Center for an educational and entertaining evening program to teach visitors about the San Bernardino National Forest. Programs range from Campfires and Sing-Alongs to informational Ranger Talks. Sponsored by California Land Management. Suggested donation $5. Your donations help keep our programs free!

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Big Bear Greenthumbs

Please join us to restore disturbed lands and improve wildlife habitat across the forest.

Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM on following dates: March 18th, April 15th, May 20th, June 17th, July 15th, August 19th, September 16th, September 23rd (National Public Lands Day), and October 21st.  Please bring lunch, water, hat, sunscreen, jacket, and work gloves if you have them. Contact Dev @ 909-382-2831 or dkopp@fs.fed.us to confirm attendance.


Gold Panning

Come learn how to pan for gold!  Children will learn the process of gold panning, using real panning equipment.  The "gold" is pyrite, and children can take home their findings along with a certificate! Fee: $3

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Hikes for Tykes

Join our volunteer naturalist with your little ones and learn about colors in nature! Hike is easy and geared for children and their families. Free!

Categories: Discovery Center