El Dorado Regional Park and Nature Center - This expansive park has a number of attractions that both parents and kids will enjoy. The Nature Center is the most visited portion of the park and provides "touch tables" where kids can feel animal skins, bugs, and other "natural" things. The nature center also provides puppets so kids can create their own show. In addition, the park boasts hiking trails and a pond with turtles and large fish. A perfect place to go when you've had enough of museums!
7550 E Spring St, Long Beach 90808
Phone (562) 421-9431
San Dimas Canyon Nature Center Association - Our primary concern is to develop in children and adults an awareness and appreciation of the natural world. The Nature Center Associates, through its chapters, creates and operates interpretive programs at nature centers or natural areas administered by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.
Sky Forest Ranger District
San Bernardino National Forest
Arrowhead Ranger Station
28104 Highway 18
P.O. Box 350
Sky Forest, CA 92385
Phone (909) 337-2444
Tree People - This organization raises trees to be planted throughout Los Angeles, by volunteers. The headquarters contains paths in a small forest located between Beverly Hills and the San Fernando Valley (Mulholland Drive at Coldwater Cyn Rd). You can hike the easy paths and meanwhile look out over the Valley.
Trippet Ranch Nature Center
Topanga State Park
At the end of Entrada Road off of Topanga Cyn Rd
4.6 miles north of Pacific Coast Hwy; 7.5 miles south of Hwy 101
Picnic facilities, call park for hours and availability
Phone (310) 455-2465
(Trippet Ranch Web Page)