Sharing the wonder of Bidwell Park where there is always more.
Find Bidwell Park trail and road conditions, hours, and reservations information here.
The Chico Creek Nature Center’s programs include:
School Holiday and Summer Camps. Based on the CUSD schedule.
Family Adventure Hikes. Every First and Third Saturday of the Month.
Preschool Programs. Second Saturdays, Third Thursdays, and Fourth Fridays of each month.
Nature-themed Birthday Parties. By reservation on Saturdays and Sundays.
K-6 Field Trips by reservation that are aligned with California State Standards.
Check out our calendar for a listing of all our programs by date. Or click hereto download out current program brochure.
As the official information center for Bidwell Park, the Chico Creek Nature Center offers
people of all
ages a place to interact with nature, discover Bidwell Park’s diverse ecosystems and learn about preserving this natural resource.
The Nature Center’s programs include preschool-age workshops, nature-themed birthday parties, exploration-oriented day camps, and K-6 grade Science Education field trips designed to meet the
science standards for California public schools.
Thank you to our Celebrate the Jewel Sponsors!
Iron Canyon Sponsors
North Rim Sponsors
Chico Creek Nature Center Front Desk and
The Janeece Webb Living Animal Museum
Open 11 am - 4 pm, Wednesday - Sunday
Adults - $4 Children - $2
Howard S. Tucker Exhibit Hall
Open 11 am - 4 pm, Friday - Sunday
Kristie's Nature Lab
For programs and by reservation
See how much fun learning is at Camp Chico Creek
The mission of the Chico Creek Nature Center is to enhance the quality of all life by promoting understanding, awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of our environment through environmental education in Bidwell Park. It is the philosophy of the Chico Creek Nature Center that through increased knowledge and understanding, individuals will learn to protect and preserve our natural resources and, especially, Bidwell Park. As stewards of our environment, we can promote a high quality of all life now and for the future.