Educational facility in Big Bear Lake, California, offering interactive exhibits and programs focused on environmental conservation and outdoor recreation in the surrounding area.

Nature Discovery Zone


Where outdoor adventure encourages creativity, play, and exploration. Designed for young children ages 2-7 to explores and connect to the environment. Open to the public 5 days a week, Thursday – Monday. The Nature Discovery Zone is the first Nature Explore outdoor classroom in the National Forest system. Children learn about their connection to the environment and how they can help protect it.

9 Interactive Play Areas

Gathering Area | Nature Art | Messy Materials | Building | Climbing and Crawling | Music and Movement | Pathways Through Planting | Dirt Digging | Quiet Area

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