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Upcoming Events at All Parks in May, 2015

2nd Annual Chaw'se Day

Open to the public this event welcomes spring in the Native American tradition. There will be singing, dancing, games, crafts, food and more. Please join us for this wonderful celebration. The ...

Redwood Loop Walk at Big Basin

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm (except only at 11 am on Sunday, May 10 for Mothers Day) Monday, May 25 at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are th ...

Campfire Programs at Big Basin

Saturday, May 23 at 7 pm Sunday, May 24 at 7 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecology, creatures of th ...

Coffee Talk at Big Basin

Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, May 23 from 9 am to Noon Monday, May 25 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot choco ...

Big Basin Nature Club

Saturday, May 23 at 4:30 pm Sunday, May 24 at 4:30 pm Monday, May 25 at 10 am Saturday, May 30 at 4:30 pm Sunday, May 31 at 10 am This fun program is for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. Prete ...

Junior Rangers at Big Basin

Saturday, May 23 at 3 pm Sunday, May 24 at 3 pm Monday, May 25 at 11 am Saturday, May 30 at 3 pm Sunday, May 31 at 11 am Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skill ...

Here Comes the Sun!

Here Comes the Sun! Saturday, May 23 from 11 am to 1 pm Come to the Campfire Center and look through a solar telescope at the Sun. You'll see sunspots, solar prominences and other features of our clos ...

Rancho del Oso Wildflower Walk

Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017 Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm. Call (831)427-2288. Wildflower Walk Sa ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Visitor Center, be i ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we’ll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We’ll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

Campfire Programs at Big Basin

Saturday, May 23 at 7 pm Sunday, May 24 at 7 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecology, creatures of th ...

Coffee Talk at Big Basin

Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, May 23 from 9 am to Noon Monday, May 25 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot choco ...

Funky Fridays at Sugarloaf Ridge SP

Bring your family and friends out to enjoy each Friday with us while listening (and dancing) to the music of Sonoma County's top bands. Bring your own food and wine, or purchase food at event. You c ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, May 2 at 11 am Saturday, May 9 at 11 am Saturday, May 16 at 11 am Saturday, May 30 at 11 am On these 2 hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Snakes Alive!

Saturday, May 30 from 12 pm to 3 pm Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, and hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Old Lodge, across the st ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we’ll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We’ll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...