Hidden Valley Nature Center - Riverside County

Hidden Valley Nature Center is located near Norco, CA. This nature center is one of the best kept secrets in Southern California. It is next to the Santa Ana river, off the 15 freeway bordering Norco, Ca. Here you will learn about California wildlife and it is wild life habitat. The center has many nature classes you can attend. The center is open to the public on Saturday from 10AM until 4PM. Groups need to make an appointment Monday through Friday. You will find many live animals, such as rabbits, snakes, turtles, birds and toads. The instructors are very knowledge and ready to teach you about California wildlife.

Join Louis Robidoux Nature Center Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10 am to 3:30 pm for their Annual Pecan Festival. Make this event a wonderful fall family tradition and gather pecans in the Pecan Grove. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy Folkloric dancers, Live Country Music, Line Dancing, Exhibits, Hay rides, Games, Kid crafts and more! Admission is $4.00 per adult and $3.00 per child (cash only) and includes a bag to gather pecans, no outside containers allowed. For more information, please call (951) 683-4880.

Check their calendar of events and sign-up to take a class. During the summer they offer summer camps and other fun activities. There is horseback riding in the local area, so you may see riders on the trails.

This is what they have to say about their amazing nature center:
"Hidden Valley Wildlife Area is located along the Santa Ana River, east of Norco on Arlington Avenue, one mile west of La Sierra Avenue. It is set on 1500 scenic acres and has access to 25 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. Visitors can get away from the noise and lights of the city and enjoy the beautiful views of the river or the bluff overlooking the wetland pond. In the winter, Canada geese, northern shovelers, white-crowned sparrows and yellow-rumped warblers make their home here."

Hidden Valley Nature CenterHidden Valley Nature Center
11401 Arlington Avenue

Riverside, CA 92505

(951) 785-7452

Parking is $5.00 make sure you bring cash.
Experience Archeology at our fun filled workshop! Kids will learn about Archeology while enjoying and undertaking a series of interactive activities. Join us Saturday, December 5, 2015, as we open the doors to the world of rock art, glass, bones, and pottery! Kids will dig, explore and find hidden treasures in the kid-friendly archeological pits, use tools to retrieve buried items and log their finds, create a Huntsman necklace, measure skulls and bones and much more! As night approaches, the excitement will continue with a campfire, kids will enjoy roasting marshmallows and making hot chocolate!
Pre-registration is required, space is limited so sign up early. Registration fees are $45 and include all activities and a snack; workshop will be held rain or shine. For more information, please call (951) 683-4880, or review the registration form below.


Krista said...

We love this hidden gem!! I hope people check this place out....perfect for kids of any age!!!

Almab7789@gmail.com said...

Yes, kids need to visit this great place.

Romina said...

Didn't know about this. Thanks for the post. We have relatives in the IE we could probably stop by for a visit...kill two birds with one stone kind of thing.