Placer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center offers activities and classes in wildlife, astronomy, reptiles, gardening, art, insects, ecology, watershed, natural & cultural history and much more for people of all ages.

Through environmental education, Placer Nature Center awakens a sense of curiosity, discovery and wonder about the world in which we live. Placer Nature Center helps us understand that our daily choices impact our ecological, social and economic well-being. This is essential because a healthy world means the world to us!

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Latitude: 38.990987 Longitude: -121.07411 Elevation: 1634 ft
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Seasons Open


Hours Open

Saturday 9am-4pm and scheduled programs and special events during nonbusiness hours


Free to visit. Program fees vary.

Eco-Friendly Notes

The Center was raised by community volunteers out of an old farming complex. The majority of materials were salvaged. Placer Nature Center continues to first consider its impact before each new project and in day-to-day operations.

ADA Accessibility Notes

All facilities are wheel-chair accessible including the Sierra Interpretive Trail.

Pet Friendly Notes

Please no dogs as it scares away the wildlife we teach about.

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