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Southern California Mountains Foundation


Evening Program-Mush for Gold

Discovery Center
May 26, 2017 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Big Bear Discovery Center

Robert Stradley, veteran competitive musher and founder of the non-profit organization Adventure Quest Institute, Inc., will present a humorous and high energy program sharing what he has learned about life through his work with these amazing athletes. Meet real working sled dogs, take pictures s

Build a Birdhouse

Discovery Center
May 27, 2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Big Bear Discovery Center

Bluebirds will love your yard with this well designed birdhouse that you can build! We will provide kits for individuals or families to build together during this program sponsored by Butcher's Block.  Class limited to 20 people, first come, first serve. 

Fee $6 per kit

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Eco Tours

Snowshoe Ecotours have ended for the season.

The Discovery Center offers many types of Eco Tours throughout the year. Look for canoe, kayak and snowshoeing tours for educational fun.

Check back for summer tour options!

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We believe a solid foundation in forest ecological principals and environmental stewardship helps students appreciate the natural world.

The Big Bear Discovery Center and the National Children’s Forest offer four different environmental education programs.

Click here for details.

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9 Interactive Play Areas

  • Gathering Area

  • Nature Art

  • Messy Materials

  • Building

  • Climbing and Crawling

  • Music and Movement

  • Pathways Through Planting

  • Dirt Digging

  • Quiet Area

View the Nature Discovery Zone Guide here!

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