Nature Center Special Events

2023 California Coastal Cleanup Day
You can take an active role in keeping our coastline clean and healthy.  Cleanups will take place at beaches throughout the city.  For more information and group registration, call (562) 570-4876. 

Saturday, September 23, 9am - noon. 

Howl-o-ween Festival
Join us at the boo-tiful El Dorado Nature Center for a hare-raising good time as you trick-or-treat your way along the trails. Visit our animal education village or bounce yourself silly in the Ooh-possum Patch. There will be storytelling and face painting, food trucks and crafts. Parking is free, and a suggested donation of $5 per person to support Partners of Parks/ Friends of El Dorado Nature Center at the gate. Dress as your favorite creature and come mingle with ours. See you there! 

Saturday, October 21, 2:00pm-6:00pm, Last Trail Entry- 5:00pm 

California Native Plant Sale
Enhance your garden, patio or balcony, while increasing habitat for wildlife! Select from hundreds of beautiful and beneficial California native plants.

November 7 – 21 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. or while supplies last.

Come to the Nature Center to celebrate the power and wisdom of storytelling from the Long Beach Storytellers.

Saturday, November 11, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.  Ages 12 & up.   $5 per person. 

Morning Bird Walk
Pre-registration is required 1(562) 570-1745

Whether you’re a new birder or want to sharpen your skills, join volunteers and staff for this morning walk through the Nature Center.

Sundays, September 17, October 15, & November 19, 8 A.M. – 10 A.M.
Free program. Parking $8.