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Night Hikes-Cougar Crest Trail

Join a Discovery Center Naturalist to explore how the forest changes as the sun goes down.  Meet at Serrano campground kiosk at 7:00pm.  Hikes are not strenuous and designed for all skill levels.  Free!

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Night Hike

    • Discovery Center Nature Walk Volunteer

Come join us for an educational hike with the family! Participants meet at the Dogwood amphitheater for a 45 minute hike. Hikes are designed for participants of all ages and skill levels. Free.

Evening Programs-Discovery Center Amphitheater

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. 

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Categories: Discovery Center
Tags: Families, kids, nature

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 an informational handout and a certificate!  Fee: $3

    • Gold Panning
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Nature Crafts

Get inspired by nature to make fun crafts out of recycled materials.  Appropriate for kids ages 5 and up.  Free~ Donations appreciated.

    • Nature Crafts Discovery Center Volunteer Mining room
Categories: Discovery Center
Tags: Families, kids, nature