Events

August 2014 Events

AUG 1 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 1 First Friday Celebrates California State Parks 150th Anniversary

Join California State Parks at Tehachapi’s August 1st “First Friday” event for a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of California St...read more

AUG 1 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 1 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 1 Junior Rangers

Wednesday and Fridays at 11am in August at Seacliff State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide program for ...read more

AUG 1 First Friday Music & Art

Friday, August 1, from 5pm to 8 pmFirst-Friday Music and Art at the Adobe featuring the work of landscape painter Erika Perloff, will be complimented ...read more

AUG 1 1Junior Rangers

Friday, August 1, 8, and 15 at 3 pm Sunday, August 3, 10, and 17 at 10 amExplore and play games as you learn about plants, birds, mammals and more. Fo...read more

AUG 1 Old Tree Amble

Fridays in August at 3pmJoin our interpreter, Audrey, on a scenic and gentle 1 mile hike to the ancient and awe inspiring redwood tree known simply as...read more

AUG 1 Russian Gulch SP - Nature Walk

Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm Summer Events ...read more

AUG 1 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 1 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 1 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 1 Twilight Hike

Monday, August 4 and Monday, August 11 at 7 pmFriday, August 1 at 8 pmSaturday, August 9 at 8 pmJoin us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. ...read more

AUG 1 Wings Over the Basin

A Special Event!Wings Over the BasinAugust 1-3, 2014 Celebrating the 40-Year Anniversary of the Historic Marbled Murrelet Nest Discovery,Big Basin Re...read more

AUG 1 Questing For (the other) GIANTS

Friday, August 1 at 3 pm Meet in front of the Nature Store via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9Discover the Park’s best kept secret – it’s other gia...read more

AUG 1 Little One's Nature Club

Friday August 1, 8, 15, 22 at 11 am Meet at the Campfire Center off Graham Hill RoadLearn about nature, make a craft, listen to a story, play with pup...read more

AUG 1 Campfire Programs

Friday, August 1, 8, and 15 at 8 pm Join us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive and educational entertainment for the whole family.&n...read more

AUG 1 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 1 Campfire!

Every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm in August Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some acti...read more

AUG 1 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 1 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 1 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 1 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 1 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 1 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 1 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 2 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 2 Malibu Creek SP Summer Campfire Programs

July 2014:Saturday, July 5th, 7pm - 8pm, The Reptile Family, Chrissy O'Grady Martin & Joe MartinSaturday, July 12th, 7pm - 8pm, The Nature of Wild...read more

AUG 2 MacKerricher SP – Harbor Seal Interpretive Programs

Time: 2pm – 3pm Come out to the park on the beautiful Mendocino Coast to learn about and observe harbor seals.  The talks begin at the Lake...read more

AUG 2 LAKE OROVILLE CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS FOR SUMMER 2014

Time: Saturday evenings at 8:30 PM Where: At the Loafer Creek campfire amphitheater Free to the Public! Campfire Programs Slide show, stories, &...read more

AUG 2 Here Comes the Sun!

Saturday, August 2 from 11 am to 1 pmCome to the Campfire Center and look through a solar telescope at the Sun. You'll see sunspots, solar prominences...read more

AUG 2 Discover Big Basin!

Saturday, August 2 at 12 pmSunday, August 3 at 12 pmSunday, August 24 at 12 pmOn this 4-hour, 4-mile leisurely hike with Docent Barry Grimm we’ll tr...read more

AUG 2 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 2 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 2 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 2 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 2 Columbia SHP - History’s Mysteries

We invite families or groups to solve an actual crime that occurred in Columbia in the 1800s. You will witness the event, interview key members to the...read more

AUG 2 ASK US! - Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays 9-11 am; Sundays 12-2 pmDo you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Com...read more

AUG 2 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 2 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 2 Campfire!

Every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm in August Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some acti...read more

AUG 2 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 2 Campfire

Every Saturday, from 7:30 to 8:30 pmCome join us for campfire food, songs, games, and trivia, followed by a short slideshow presentation on some of th...read more

AUG 2 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 2 Candelabra Treek Nature Walk

Saturday, August 2, from 1 to 3pmSaturday, August 23, from 1 to 3pmSunday, August 31, from 1 to 3pmJoin State Park Interpreter Sara for a walk to the ...read more

AUG 2 Pine Basket Making Program at Campfire Center

Saturday August 2 and 16, 10:00am-12:00pmBefore there were pots, pans, and bowls to gather foods and prepare dinner, in California people used baskets...read more

AUG 2 Wings Over the Basin

A Special Event!Wings Over the BasinAugust 1-3, 2014 Celebrating the 40-Year Anniversary of the Historic Marbled Murrelet Nest Discovery,Big Basin Re...read more

AUG 2 Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, August 2, 16, 23 and 30 at 11amOn these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the specta...read more

AUG 2 Little Rangers

Every Saturday and in August at 2pmOur littlest rangers should have some fun in the forest too! Little Rangers is designed for children ages 3-6 accom...read more

AUG 2 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 2 Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, August 2 from 9-12Saturday, August 9 from 9-12Saturday, August 31 from 9:30-12:30Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for...read more

AUG 2 Shadowbrook Stroll

Saturday, August 2 at 10:30 amSunday, August 24 at 10 amJoin Docent Peggy O’Shea as she guides you on a less-traveled trail that takes you by Union Cr...read more

AUG 2 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 2 Coastal Geology Walk

Park: Año Nuevo State Park What: Coastal Geology Walk Where: Año Nuevo State Park, 1 New Years Creek Rd, Pescadero CA, 94060 When: Saturday Augus...read more

AUG 2 Stagecoach Days - Taste of the Past

What we eat, how we aquire it, who prepares it, and how it is prepared are all a part of our cultural make up. Learn about early San Diego through the...read more

AUG 2 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 2 Junior Rangers

Saturday, August 2, 9, and 16 at 3 pmExplore and play games as you learn about plants, birds, mammals and more. For ages 7-12, Junior Rangers earn rew...read more

AUG 2 1st Saturday Living History

San Juan Bautista State Historic Park 11 am until 4 pm Roll into town for a look into the past. Costumed docents will demonstrate life in early Cali...read more

AUG 2 Junior Rangers - The Forest FBI

Saturday, August 2, from 10 to11amSaturday, August 23, from 10 to 11amJunior Rangers Program: Ages 7-12. Did you know that we have a special FBI here ...read more

AUG 2 Campfire Programs

Saturday, August 2, 9, and 16 at 8 pmJoin us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive and educational entertainment for the whole family.&...read more

AUG 2 Wool, Spinning, and Weaving

Saturday, August 2 from 1 pm to 2 pmHow did an isolated settlement clothe the hundreds of people who lived there? Take an in depth look at the cloth i...read more

AUG 2 1Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pmMeet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9Come experience a forest adventu...read more

AUG 2 Junior Rangers

Every Saturday and in August at 11am Have some fun playing in the woods and learning about the redwoods and its inhabitants: past and present. Junior ...read more

AUG 2 Wilder Ranch Tours and Living History Demonstrations

Weekends from 11 am to 3 pmGuided Tour of the Ranch Buildings Weekends at 1pmVisit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s...read more

AUG 2 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 2 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 2 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 2 Silver Strand SB – Kayak Tour – “Big Bay Kayak Experience”

Time: 9:30am-11:30am Get closer to nature and experience San Diego Bay on this guided kayak tour. Available for ages 5 and older. Participants un...read more

AUG 2 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...read more

AUG 3 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 3 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 3 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 3 Wilder Ranch Tours and Living History Demonstrations

Weekends from 11 am to 3 pmGuided Tour of the Ranch Buildings Weekends at 1pmVisit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s...read more

AUG 3 1Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pmMeet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9Come experience a forest adventu...read more

AUG 3 Coffee n' Crafts

Every Sunday in August from 9 - 10:30amCome join us in the Visitor Center for a good ol’ fashioned cup o’ joe and your very own bat! Free coffee i...read more

AUG 3 1Junior Rangers

Friday, August 1, 8, and 15 at 3 pm Sunday, August 3, 10, and 17 at 10 amExplore and play games as you learn about plants, birds, mammals and more. Fo...read more

AUG 3 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 3 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 3 Mendocino Headlands SP - Sunday Events

Time: 1:00pm - 3;00pm Summer Events ...read more

AUG 3 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 3 Junior Rangers - Creek Detectives

Sunday, August 3, from 10 to 11am Sunday, August 24, from 10 to 11amMonday, September 1, from 10 to 11amJoin us in exploring the waters of Little Buta...read more

AUG 3 Wildflower Walk

Sunday, August 3, from 11am to 3pmWalk along the trails of Butano State Park with Volunteer Naturalist Scott Peden. This is a slowly-paced walk with t...read more

AUG 3 Wings Over the Basin

A Special Event!Wings Over the BasinAugust 1-3, 2014 Celebrating the 40-Year Anniversary of the Historic Marbled Murrelet Nest Discovery,Big Basin Re...read more

AUG 3 Creek Sneak

Every Sunday in August at NoonFun for the whole family! Come join our interpreter Audrey for fun activities down at the creek! Learn about the cool li...read more

AUG 3 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 3 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 3 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 3 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 3 ASK US! - Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays 9-11 am; Sundays 12-2 pmDo you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Com...read more

AUG 3 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 3 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 3 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 3 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 3 Discover Big Basin!

Saturday, August 2 at 12 pmSunday, August 3 at 12 pmSunday, August 24 at 12 pmOn this 4-hour, 4-mile leisurely hike with Docent Barry Grimm we’ll tr...read more

AUG 3 Navigating Big Basin

Sunday, August 3 at 1 pmSunday, August 10 at 2:30 pmWhere are we again? Oh yeah, Navigating Big Basin! Develop and hone your navigational skills as yo...read more

AUG 3 Tijuana Estuary - Bird Walks

Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday3:00 to 4:00pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds t...read more

AUG 3 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 ...read more

AUG 3 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 4 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 4 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 4 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 4 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 4 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 4 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 4 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 4 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 4 Baked Potato Pals

Every Monday in August at 10 amCome Join our naturalist, Erik, to learn about a mysterious bird. This program includes games and activities appropriat...read more

AUG 4 Home in the Redwoods

Every Monday at noonCome join our naturalist Erik for a short, gentle hike down Old Tree Trail to learn about the creatures that call the redwoods hom...read more

AUG 4 Twilight Hike

Monday, August 4 and Monday, August 11 at 7 pmFriday, August 1 at 8 pmSaturday, August 9 at 8 pmJoin us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. ...read more

AUG 4 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 4 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 4 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 4 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 4 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 4 Little Rangers - Tree Detectives

Learn how to identify and differentiate trees! Program is for ages 5-6 year olds with an adult. Its FREE! Meet at 10:30am at the visitor center a...read more

AUG 5 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 5 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 5 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 5 Special Guest Campfire

Nature’s Supermarket Campfire: Tuesday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 pmHow would you make dinner if you lived in Big Basin 500 years ago? N...read more

AUG 5 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 5 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 5 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 5 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 5 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 5 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 5 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 5 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 5 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 5 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 5 Lake Oroville SRA - Junior Cubs

Time: Tues. 10 AM hands-on activities for children ages 4 - 6,  no sign up required. Summer Interpretive Program...read more

AUG 6 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 6 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 6 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 6 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 6 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 6 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 6 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 6 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 6 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 6 Lake Oroville - Summer Speaker Program 2014

Time: Wednesday evenings at 7:00 P.M. Where: 917 Kelly Ridge Road OrovilleIn our air-conditioned theater The Visitor Center stays open late for thes...read more

AUG 6 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 6 Drop-In Style Afternoon Campfire Program

Wednesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 13 from 4:30-5:30 pmDrop by anytime between 4:30-5:30 pm at our historic campfire and enjoy roasting ranger ...read more

AUG 6 Junior Rangers

Wednesday and Fridays at 11am in August at Seacliff State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide program for ...read more

AUG 6 Special Two-Hour Junior Rangers

Wednesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 13 at 10 amThis special Junior Rangers is for kids ages 7-12 only. We’ll be taking a hike, so make sure your...read more

AUG 7 Junior Rangers - Roundup: Roping & Branding

Thursday, August 7 from 11am to 12:15pm Junior Rangers is a statewide program for 7 – 12 year olds. Learn the skills of a Californio Vaquero (cowboy.)...read more

AUG 7 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 7 Silver Strand SB – Campfire Program

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm Join us around a campfire to celebrate a special aspect of Silver Strand State Beach at these evening programs for all ages. ...read more

AUG 7 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 7 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 7 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 7 Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP - Interface with Public

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 Summer Events ...read more

AUG 7 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 7 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 7 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 7 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 7 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 7 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 7 Tijuana Estuary Junior Rangers (Thursdays)

Every Thursday3:30- 4:30pm The Tijuana Estuary offers free activities for students 7-12 years of age (check schedule for holidays) with different top...read more

AUG 7 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 7 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 7 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 7 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 7 Lake Oroville SRA - Nature Creations

Time: Thurs, 1 PM Nature Creations Make crafts out of Nature, for ages 7 - 12, no sign up required. Summer Interpretive Program...read more

AUG 8 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 8 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 8 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 8 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 8 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 8 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 8 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 8 Campfire Programs

Friday, August 1, 8, and 15 at 8 pm Join us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive and educational entertainment for the whole family.&n...read more

AUG 8 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 8 Campfire!

Every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm in August Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some acti...read more

AUG 8 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 8 Little One's Nature Club

Friday August 1, 8, 15, 22 at 11 am Meet at the Campfire Center off Graham Hill RoadLearn about nature, make a craft, listen to a story, play with pup...read more

AUG 8 Full Moon Madness Astronomy Night

Friday, August 8 beginning at 6:30 pmMeet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9Join an evening walk and moonlit guided tour of ...read more

AUG 8 Russian Gulch SP - Nature Walk

Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm Summer Events ...read more

AUG 8 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 8 Old Fashioned Campfires for the Whole Family

Friday July 11th and Friday August 8th from 5:30-8pm. Bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, and/or tortilla toppings to share. Fr...read more

AUG 8 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 8 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 8 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 8 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 8 1Junior Rangers

Friday, August 1, 8, and 15 at 3 pm Sunday, August 3, 10, and 17 at 10 amExplore and play games as you learn about plants, birds, mammals and more. Fo...read more

AUG 8 Old Tree Amble

Fridays in August at 3pmJoin our interpreter, Audrey, on a scenic and gentle 1 mile hike to the ancient and awe inspiring redwood tree known simply as...read more

AUG 8 Junior Rangers

Wednesday and Fridays at 11am in August at Seacliff State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide program for ...read more

AUG 9 Junior Rangers

Every Saturday and in August at 11am Have some fun playing in the woods and learning about the redwoods and its inhabitants: past and present. Junior ...read more

AUG 9 Rancho del Oso- Movies at the Ranch: Vertigo

Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 6:30 pmRancho del Oso goes Hollywood with movie nights at the Nature and History Center, featuring films made in Big Basin...read more

AUG 9 History, Nature, and Scenic Views: A Tour of the Grey Whale Ranch Area

Saturday, August 9 at 9 amThis challenging guided three-hour hike will explore the natural and cultural history of the upper hills of Wilder Ranch Sta...read more

AUG 9 Wilder Ranch Tours and Living History Demonstrations

Weekends from 11 am to 3 pmGuided Tour of the Ranch Buildings Weekends at 1pmVisit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s...read more

AUG 9 Junior Rangers

Saturday, August 2, 9, and 16 at 3 pmExplore and play games as you learn about plants, birds, mammals and more. For ages 7-12, Junior Rangers earn rew...read more

AUG 9 Life on the Ranch Day

Saturday, August 9, 11 am to 3 pmJoin in on the fun and old-time activities which include themes from the Old West:  The Rancho, Dairy Farm, Cow ...read more

AUG 9 Guided Adobe Tour

Saturday, August 9 at 1 pm Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn ab...read more

AUG 9 1Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pmMeet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9Come experience a forest adventu...read more

AUG 9 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 9 Silver Strand SB – Kayak Tour – “Big Bay Kayak Experience”

Time: 9:30am-11:30am Get closer to nature and experience San Diego Bay on this guided kayak tour. Available for ages 5 and older. Participants un...read more

AUG 9 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...read more

AUG 9 Life on the Ranch: Family Living History Day

Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Wilder Ranch State Park invites you to experience old-time activities from its rancho, dairy far...read more

AUG 9 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 9 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 9 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 9 Felling the Giants

Saturday, August 9 at 12 pmLogging was the major industry in the Santa Cruz Mountains for over 50 years. How did lumbermen cut down these tall, tall t...read more

AUG 9 A Walk in the Past

Saturday, August 9 at 1 pmNo Safeway? No Home Depot? No Pharmacy? How did the Ohlone Indians survive? Take a walk with Docent Eva Fewel and learn abou...read more

AUG 9 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 9 Campfire Programs

Saturday, August 2, 9, and 16 at 8 pmJoin us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive and educational entertainment for the whole family.&...read more

AUG 9 Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, August 2 from 9-12Saturday, August 9 from 9-12Saturday, August 31 from 9:30-12:30Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for...read more

AUG 9 Plants of Butano Nature Walk

Saturday, August 9, from 1 to 3pmJoin Interpreter Sara for a walk along the Six Bridges Trail through the park’s many plant communities and see what m...read more

AUG 9 ASK US! - Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays 9-11 am; Sundays 12-2 pmDo you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Com...read more

AUG 9 Little Rangers

Every Saturday and in August at 2pmOur littlest rangers should have some fun in the forest too! Little Rangers is designed for children ages 3-6 accom...read more

AUG 9 Junior Rangers- Redwood Forest Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, August 9, from 10 to 11amJoin us in learning about the plants and animals of the redwood forest and then go on a scavenger hunt to get a fir...read more

AUG 9 Gardens of Time

Saturdays from 1 to 2 pmStroll through history as you visit the various gardens within our courtyard and patio. We can learn a good deal about people ...read more

AUG 9 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 9 Rancho del Oso - Wildflower Hike

Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10 amTake a hike among the wildflowers of Rancho del Oso’s Waddell Valley.  Docent naturalist Scott Peden will lead a...read more

AUG 9 Volunteer with the Trail Crew

Saturday, August 9 at 9 am (must be 18 years of age or older)Since 1969 the Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew has helped make it possible for others to s...read more

AUG 9 Twilight Hike

Monday, August 4 and Monday, August 11 at 7 pmFriday, August 1 at 8 pmSaturday, August 9 at 8 pmJoin us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. ...read more

AUG 9 Campfire!

Every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm in August Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some acti...read more

AUG 9 Columbia SHP - Ghost Tours

Time: 3:00 pm Have you heard that there are ghosts in Columbia? Join us on the tour to find out where they lurk and the stories behind those who live...read more

AUG 9 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 9 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 9 Campfire

Every Saturday, from 7:30 to 8:30 pmCome join us for campfire food, songs, games, and trivia, followed by a short slideshow presentation on some of th...read more

AUG 9 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 9 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 9 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 9 Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday1:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness ...read more

AUG 9 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 9 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 9 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 9 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 9 Stagecoach Days - Days of the Vaquero

Vaqueros were the original cowboys in California. These highly skilled horsemen and cattel herders were an integral part of the early cattle tradein C...read more

AUG 9 MacKerricher SP – Harbor Seal Interpretive Programs

Time: 2pm – 3pm Come out to the park on the beautiful Mendocino Coast to learn about and observe harbor seals.  The talks begin at the Lake...read more

AUG 9 Malibu Creek SP Summer Campfire Programs

July 2014:Saturday, July 5th, 7pm - 8pm, The Reptile Family, Chrissy O'Grady Martin & Joe MartinSaturday, July 12th, 7pm - 8pm, The Nature of Wild...read more

AUG 9 LAKE OROVILLE CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS FOR SUMMER 2014

Time: Saturday evenings at 8:30 PM Where: At the Loafer Creek campfire amphitheater Free to the Public! Campfire Programs Slide show, stories, &...read more

AUG 9 Sense-O-Rama Hike!

Saturday, August 9 at 10 amSaturday, August 16 at 10:30 amSense-O-Rama is a one and a half hour hike traveling along the lovely Creeping Forest and Do...read more

AUG 10 Navigating Big Basin

Sunday, August 3 at 1 pmSunday, August 10 at 2:30 pmWhere are we again? Oh yeah, Navigating Big Basin! Develop and hone your navigational skills as yo...read more

AUG 10 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 ...read more

AUG 10 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 10 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 10 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 10 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 10 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 10 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 10 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 10 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 10 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 10 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 10 Mendocino Headlands SP - Sunday Events

Time: 1:00pm - 3;00pm Summer Events ...read more

AUG 10 Junior Rangers - Animal Tracking

Sunday, August 10, from 10 to 11amCome on a tracking adventure!  Learn about the animals that live at Butano by exploring their different signs a...read more

AUG 10 ASK US! - Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays 9-11 am; Sundays 12-2 pmDo you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Com...read more

AUG 10 Creek Sneak

Every Sunday in August at NoonFun for the whole family! Come join our interpreter Audrey for fun activities down at the creek! Learn about the cool li...read more

AUG 10 Orienteering for Beginners

Sunday, August 10 at 2:30 pmMeet at Entrance Station Parking AreaNo matter what kind of outdoor activity you like to do – hike, cross-country ski, hun...read more

AUG 10 Coffee n' Crafts

Every Sunday in August from 9 - 10:30amCome join us in the Visitor Center for a good ol’ fashioned cup o’ joe and your very own bat! Free coffee i...read more

AUG 10 Take a Walk Through Time at Bidwell Mansion

The Bidwell Mansion Association is celebrating John Bidwell’s 195th birthday on Sunday, August 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bidwell Mansion State Historic P...read more

AUG 10 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 10 Berry Creek Falls Hike

Sunday, August 10 at 9:30 amTravel deep into the heart of Big Basin as you experience a wide range of habitats on this moderate to strenuous 11-mile-l...read more

AUG 10 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 10 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 10 Hike to Ocean View Summit

Sunday, August 10 at 10 amEscape the crowds on this six-mile loop through shaded forest to a hilltop view of the coast. We’ll climb the Meteor Trail t...read more

AUG 10 The Road Less Traveled- A Dog Friendly Walk

Sunday, August 10 at 10:30 amAND Friday, August 29 at 2 pmOn this dog-friendly walk, we travel on North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. W...read more

AUG 10 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 10 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 10 1Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pmMeet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9Come experience a forest adventu...read more

AUG 10 Step Back in Time- Explore Seacliff's History

Sundays, July 13 and 27 at 11:30 amSundays, August 10 and 24 at 11:30 amJoin docent Pete Wang, a local history enthusiast in pursuit of Seacliff’s col...read more

AUG 10 1Junior Rangers

Friday, August 1, 8, and 15 at 3 pm Sunday, August 3, 10, and 17 at 10 amExplore and play games as you learn about plants, birds, mammals and more. Fo...read more

AUG 10 Wilder Ranch Tours and Living History Demonstrations

Weekends from 11 am to 3 pmGuided Tour of the Ranch Buildings Weekends at 1pmVisit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s...read more

AUG 11 Rancho del Oso- Monday Marsh Mosey

August 11 and August 25, 2014 at 10 amJoin us for a family friendly walk as we listen with our deer ears, walk like a fox and use our owl eyes to expe...read more

AUG 11 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 11 Little Rangers - Sea Otters

Come and learn about the cute and fuzzy sea otters of our coast line! Program is for ages 5-6 year olds with an adult. Its FREE! Meet at 10:30am ...read more

AUG 11 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 11 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 11 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 11 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 11 Twilight Hike

Monday, August 4 and Monday, August 11 at 7 pmFriday, August 1 at 8 pmSaturday, August 9 at 8 pmJoin us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. ...read more

AUG 11 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 11 Home in the Redwoods

Every Monday at noonCome join our naturalist Erik for a short, gentle hike down Old Tree Trail to learn about the creatures that call the redwoods hom...read more

AUG 11 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 11 Baked Potato Pals

Every Monday in August at 10 amCome Join our naturalist, Erik, to learn about a mysterious bird. This program includes games and activities appropriat...read more

AUG 11 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 11 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 11 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 11 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 11 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 11 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 12 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 12 Lake Oroville SRA - Junior Cubs

Time: Tues. 10 AM hands-on activities for children ages 4 - 6,  no sign up required. Summer Interpretive Program...read more

AUG 12 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 12 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 12 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 12 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 12 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 12 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 12 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 12 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 12 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 12 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 12 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 12 Special Guest Campfire

Nature’s Supermarket Campfire: Tuesday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 pmHow would you make dinner if you lived in Big Basin 500 years ago? N...read more

AUG 12 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 13 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 13 Drop-In Style Afternoon Campfire Program

Wednesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 13 from 4:30-5:30 pmDrop by anytime between 4:30-5:30 pm at our historic campfire and enjoy roasting ranger ...read more

AUG 13 Junior Rangers

Wednesday and Fridays at 11am in August at Seacliff State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide program for ...read more

AUG 13 Special Two-Hour Junior Rangers

Wednesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 13 at 10 amThis special Junior Rangers is for kids ages 7-12 only. We’ll be taking a hike, so make sure your...read more

AUG 13 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 13 Lake Oroville - Summer Speaker Program 2014

Time: Wednesday evenings at 7:00 P.M. Where: 917 Kelly Ridge Road OrovilleIn our air-conditioned theater The Visitor Center stays open late for thes...read more

AUG 13 Hike to the Barrell Mill and Lime Kilns

Wednesday, August 13 from 9 am to 1 pmMeet at the Fall Creek Entrance off Felton-Empire Grade Road Discover a redwood shaded trout stream while visiti...read more

AUG 13 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 13 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 13 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 13 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 13 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 13 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 13 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 13 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 14 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 14 Lake Oroville SRA - Nature Creations

Time: Thurs, 1 PM Nature Creations Make crafts out of Nature, for ages 7 - 12, no sign up required. Summer Interpretive Program...read more

AUG 14 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 14 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 14 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 14 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 14 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 14 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 14 Tijuana Estuary Junior Rangers (Thursdays)

Every Thursday3:30- 4:30pm The Tijuana Estuary offers free activities for students 7-12 years of age (check schedule for holidays) with different top...read more

AUG 14 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 14 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 14 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 14 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 14 Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP - Interface with Public

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 Summer Events ...read more

AUG 14 Junior Rangers - Bolcoff's Homeland

Thursday, August 14 from 11am to 12:45pm Junior Rangers is a statewide program for 7 – 12 year olds. Learn about the Russian immigrant and his co...read more

AUG 14 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 14 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 14 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 15 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 15 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 15 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 15 1Junior Rangers

Friday, August 1, 8, and 15 at 3 pm Sunday, August 3, 10, and 17 at 10 amExplore and play games as you learn about plants, birds, mammals and more. Fo...read more

AUG 15 Junior Rangers

Wednesday and Fridays at 11am in August at Seacliff State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide program for ...read more

AUG 15 Old Tree Amble

Fridays in August at 3pmJoin our interpreter, Audrey, on a scenic and gentle 1 mile hike to the ancient and awe inspiring redwood tree known simply as...read more

AUG 15 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 15 Russian Gulch SP - Nature Walk

Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm Summer Events ...read more

AUG 15 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 15 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 15 Little One's Nature Club

Friday August 1, 8, 15, 22 at 11 am Meet at the Campfire Center off Graham Hill RoadLearn about nature, make a craft, listen to a story, play with pup...read more

AUG 15 Campfire Programs

Friday, August 1, 8, and 15 at 8 pm Join us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive and educational entertainment for the whole family.&n...read more

AUG 15 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 15 Campfire!

Every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm in August Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some acti...read more

AUG 15 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 15 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 15 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 15 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 15 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 15 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 15 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 15 Ghost Walk and Star Stories

On June 28th, July 26th, & August 15th the park will remain open until 10 PM Ghost Walk and Star Stories -  evening tours will be available ...read more

AUG 16 Malibu Creek SP Summer Campfire Programs

July 2014:Saturday, July 5th, 7pm - 8pm, The Reptile Family, Chrissy O'Grady Martin & Joe MartinSaturday, July 12th, 7pm - 8pm, The Nature of Wild...read more

AUG 16 MacKerricher SP – Harbor Seal Interpretive Programs

Time: 2pm – 3pm Come out to the park on the beautiful Mendocino Coast to learn about and observe harbor seals.  The talks begin at the Lake...read more

AUG 16 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 16 LAKE OROVILLE CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS FOR SUMMER 2014

Time: Saturday evenings at 8:30 PM Where: At the Loafer Creek campfire amphitheater Free to the Public! Campfire Programs Slide show, stories, &...read more

AUG 16 Stagecoach Days - TwainFest

This wildly popular festival celebrates literacy and the literary works of Mark Twain and other 19th-century authors. Literature comes to life through...read more

AUG 16 Sense-O-Rama Hike!

Saturday, August 9 at 10 amSaturday, August 16 at 10:30 amSense-O-Rama is a one and a half hour hike traveling along the lovely Creeping Forest and Do...read more

AUG 16 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 16 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 16 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 16 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 16 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 16 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 16 Tijuana Estuary Speaker Series

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Recurrence: every 3rd Saturday of the month Location: Tijuana Estuary Visitor CenterQuestions: 619-575-3613 Check to see who'...read more

AUG 16 Campfire!

Every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm in August Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some acti...read more

AUG 16 Columbia SHP - History's Mysteries

We invite families or groups to solve an actual crime that occurred in Columbia in the 1800s. You will witness the event, interview key members to the...read more

AUG 16 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 16 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 16 Campfire

Every Saturday, from 7:30 to 8:30 pmCome join us for campfire food, songs, games, and trivia, followed by a short slideshow presentation on some of th...read more

AUG 16 Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, August 2, 16, 23 and 30 at 11amOn these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the specta...read more

AUG 16 Little Rangers

Every Saturday and in August at 2pmOur littlest rangers should have some fun in the forest too! Little Rangers is designed for children ages 3-6 accom...read more

AUG 16 Amazing Redwoods Nature Walk

Saturday, August 16, from 1 to 3pmCome learn about the amazing adaptations of redwood trees and discover how they are connected to the plants and anim...read more

AUG 16 Special Campfire - Banana Slugs!

Come learn about everyones favorite yellow slimeball while roasting marshmallows, singing songs and participating on stage. Fun for all ages and will ...read more

AUG 16 Junior Rangers- Nature Mystery

Saturday, August 16, from 10 to 11amEvery detective and scientist knows that the key to solving a mystery is observation.  Meet State Park Interp...read more

AUG 16 ASK US! - Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays 9-11 am; Sundays 12-2 pmDo you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Com...read more

AUG 16 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 16 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 16 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 16 Junior Rangers

Saturday, August 2, 9, and 16 at 3 pmExplore and play games as you learn about plants, birds, mammals and more. For ages 7-12, Junior Rangers earn rew...read more

AUG 16 Campfire Programs

Saturday, August 2, 9, and 16 at 8 pmJoin us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive and educational entertainment for the whole family.&...read more

AUG 16 Sutter's Fort SHP -- Hands on History: Commemorating 175 Years

What: Hands on History:  Commemorating 175 Years Where: Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park 2701 L Street, Midtown, Sacramento When...read more

AUG 16 Junior Rangers

Every Saturday and in August at 11am Have some fun playing in the woods and learning about the redwoods and its inhabitants: past and present. Junior ...read more

AUG 16 Rancho del Oso - Grizzly Bear Festival

August 16, 2014 from 12pm- 4pm. Self-Guided Grizzly Bear Trail Loop from Noon to 4 pmFireside Stories at NoonWalking with the Bears at 2 pm Com...read more

AUG 16 Wilder Ranch Tours and Living History Demonstrations

Weekends from 11 am to 3 pmGuided Tour of the Ranch Buildings Weekends at 1pmVisit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s...read more

AUG 16 Rancho del Oso - Fireside Stories

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at NoonPretend, play, sing and explore! Bring the family and gather round the fireplace together at the Nature and History C...read more

AUG 16 Rancho del Oso - Critter Crafts

Saturday, August 16, 2014 from Noon to 4 pmDrop in for fun nature-themed craft time at the Nature and History Center. We will have a FREE make-and-tak...read more

AUG 16 Movie at the Mission - Jurassic Park: The Lost World

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks Summer Series Saturday, August 16, gates open at 7pm; film starts at sunsetThe Snack Shack will be open, with proce...read more

AUG 16 1Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pmMeet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9Come experience a forest adventu...read more

AUG 16 Drop in Family Craft - Tin Can Luminaria

Saturday, August 16 from 1 to 3:30pm  Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. You can fashion a tin lantern in...read more

AUG 16 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 16 Silver Strand SB – Kayak Tour – “Big Bay Kayak Experience”

Time: 9:30am-11:30am Get closer to nature and experience San Diego Bay on this guided kayak tour. Available for ages 5 and older. Participants un...read more

AUG 16 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...read more

AUG 16 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 16 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 16 Wildflower Walk!

Saturday, August 16 at 10 amSunday, August 17 at 10 amJoin Docent Scott Peden and learn to identify many of Big Basin’s flowering plants. You’ll also ...read more

AUG 17 Wildflower Walk!

Saturday, August 16 at 10 amSunday, August 17 at 10 amJoin Docent Scott Peden and learn to identify many of Big Basin’s flowering plants. You’ll also ...read more

AUG 17 In the Shadows of the Ancients

Sunday, August 17 at 9 amMeander along North Escape Road with Docent Kathy Willott and discover the ancient redwoods and the flowers, ferns and other ...read more

AUG 17 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no pr...read more

AUG 17 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 17 1Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pmMeet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9Come experience a forest adventu...read more

AUG 17 Junior Rangers- Birds of Butano

Sunday, August 17, from 10 to 11amMeet our State Park Interpreter at the Campfire Center to learn about the birds of Butano State Park.  Discover...read more

AUG 17 Wilder Ranch Tours and Living History Demonstrations

Weekends from 11 am to 3 pmGuided Tour of the Ranch Buildings Weekends at 1pmVisit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s...read more

AUG 17 Coffee n' Crafts

Every Sunday in August from 9 - 10:30amCome join us in the Visitor Center for a good ol’ fashioned cup o’ joe and your very own bat! Free coffee i...read more

AUG 17 1Junior Rangers

Friday, August 1, 8, and 15 at 3 pm Sunday, August 3, 10, and 17 at 10 amExplore and play games as you learn about plants, birds, mammals and more. Fo...read more

AUG 17 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 17 Family Walk in the Redwood Forest

Sunday, August 17 at 10:30 amDocent Catherine Stewart leads you on a slow, one-mile roundtrip walk into the redwood forest. While stopping to discover...read more

AUG 17 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 17 Mendocino Headlands SP - Sunday Events

Time: 1:00pm - 3;00pm Summer Events ...read more

AUG 17 ASK US! - Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays 9-11 am; Sundays 12-2 pmDo you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Com...read more

AUG 17 Creek Sneak

Every Sunday in August at NoonFun for the whole family! Come join our interpreter Audrey for fun activities down at the creek! Learn about the cool li...read more

AUG 17 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 17 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 17 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 17 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 17 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 17 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 17 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 17 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 17 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 17 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 17 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 ...read more

AUG 17 Tijuana Estuary - Bird Walks

Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday3:00 to 4:00pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds t...read more

AUG 18 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 18 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 18 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 18 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 18 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 18 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 18 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 18 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 18 Baked Potato Pals

Every Monday in August at 10 amCome Join our naturalist, Erik, to learn about a mysterious bird. This program includes games and activities appropriat...read more

AUG 18 Home in the Redwoods

Every Monday at noonCome join our naturalist Erik for a short, gentle hike down Old Tree Trail to learn about the creatures that call the redwoods hom...read more

AUG 18 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 18 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 18 Little Rangers - Bountiful Birds

Come and learn about our local birds! Program is for ages 5-6 year olds with an adult. Its FREE! Meet at 10:30am at the visitor center at Natural...read more

AUG 19 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 19 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 19 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 19 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 19 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 19 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 19 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 19 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 19 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 19 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 19 Lake Oroville SRA - Junior Cubs

Time: Tues. 10 AM hands-on activities for children ages 4 - 6,  no sign up required. Summer Interpretive Program...read more

AUG 20 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 20 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 20 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 20 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 20 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 20 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 20 Discovery Lab: Fabulous Fishes @ Tijuana Estuary

In celebration of 150 years of California State Parks, TRNERR invites the community to a series of open houses to excite and engage the minds of your ...read more

AUG 20 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 20 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 20 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 20 Lake Oroville - Summer Speaker Program 2014

Time: Wednesday evenings at 7:00 P.M. Where: 917 Kelly Ridge Road OrovilleIn our air-conditioned theater The Visitor Center stays open late for thes...read more

AUG 20 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 20 Junior Rangers

Wednesday and Fridays at 11am in August at Seacliff State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide program for ...read more

AUG 21 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 21 Silver Strand SB – Campfire Program

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm Join us around a campfire to celebrate a special aspect of Silver Strand State Beach at these evening programs for all ages. ...read more

AUG 21 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 21 Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP - Interface with Public

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 Summer Events ...read more

AUG 21 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 21 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 21 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 21 Tijuana Estuary Junior Rangers (Thursdays)

Every Thursday3:30- 4:30pm The Tijuana Estuary offers free activities for students 7-12 years of age (check schedule for holidays) with different top...read more

AUG 21 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 21 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 21 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 21 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 21 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 21 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 21 Lake Oroville SRA - Nature Creations

Time: Thurs, 1 PM Nature Creations Make crafts out of Nature, for ages 7 - 12, no sign up required. Summer Interpretive Program...read more

AUG 22 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 22 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 22 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 22 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 22 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 22 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 22 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 22 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 22 Campfire!

Every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm in August Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some acti...read more

AUG 22 Russian Gulch SP - Nature Walk

Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm Summer Events ...read more

AUG 22 Old Tree Amble

Fridays in August at 3pmJoin our interpreter, Audrey, on a scenic and gentle 1 mile hike to the ancient and awe inspiring redwood tree known simply as...read more

AUG 22 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 22 Little One's Nature Club

Friday August 1, 8, 15, 22 at 11 am Meet at the Campfire Center off Graham Hill RoadLearn about nature, make a craft, listen to a story, play with pup...read more

AUG 22 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 22 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 22 Junior Rangers

Wednesday and Fridays at 11am in August at Seacliff State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide program for ...read more

AUG 23 Wilder Ranch Tours and Living History Demonstrations

Weekends from 11 am to 3 pmGuided Tour of the Ranch Buildings Weekends at 1pmVisit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s...read more

AUG 23 1Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pmMeet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9Come experience a forest adventu...read more

AUG 23 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 23 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...read more

AUG 23 Silver Strand SB – Kayak Tour – “Big Bay Kayak Experience”

Time: 9:30am-11:30am Get closer to nature and experience San Diego Bay on this guided kayak tour. Available for ages 5 and older. Participants un...read more

AUG 23 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 23 Candelabra Treek Nature Walk

Saturday, August 2, from 1 to 3pmSaturday, August 23, from 1 to 3pmSunday, August 31, from 1 to 3pmJoin State Park Interpreter Sara for a walk to the ...read more

AUG 23 Junior Rangers

Every Saturday and in August at 11am Have some fun playing in the woods and learning about the redwoods and its inhabitants: past and present. Junior ...read more

AUG 23 Critter Safari

Friday, August 23 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm                  &nbs...read more

AUG 23 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 23 Snakes Alive!

Saturday, August 23 from 12-3 pmWhy are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel ...read more

AUG 23 Pioneers of Big Basin

Saturday, August 23 at 12:30 pmJoin Docent Hal Anjo on an easy three-mile, three-hour round trip to the site of the Maddock Cabin. Enjoy a beautiful w...read more

AUG 23 Junior Rangers - The Forest FBI

Saturday, August 2, from 10 to11amSaturday, August 23, from 10 to 11amJunior Rangers Program: Ages 7-12. Did you know that we have a special FBI here ...read more

AUG 23 Campfire!

Every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm in August Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some acti...read more

AUG 23 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 23 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 23 Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, August 2, 16, 23 and 30 at 11amOn these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the specta...read more

AUG 23 ASK US! - Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays 9-11 am; Sundays 12-2 pmDo you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Com...read more

AUG 23 Little Rangers

Every Saturday and in August at 2pmOur littlest rangers should have some fun in the forest too! Little Rangers is designed for children ages 3-6 accom...read more

AUG 23 Campfire

Every Saturday, from 7:30 to 8:30 pmCome join us for campfire food, songs, games, and trivia, followed by a short slideshow presentation on some of th...read more

AUG 23 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 23 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 23 Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday1:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness ...read more

AUG 23 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 23 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 23 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 23 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 23 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 23 MacKerricher SP – Harbor Seal Interpretive Programs

Time: 2pm – 3pm Come out to the park on the beautiful Mendocino Coast to learn about and observe harbor seals.  The talks begin at the Lake...read more

AUG 23 Stagecoach Days - The West on the Move

The California Gold Rush brought thousands of people to San Diego. Some stayed, but many more passed through seeking their fortunes up north. This day...read more

AUG 23 LAKE OROVILLE CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS FOR SUMMER 2014

Time: Saturday evenings at 8:30 PM Where: At the Loafer Creek campfire amphitheater Free to the Public! Campfire Programs Slide show, stories, &...read more

AUG 24 Shadowbrook Stroll

Saturday, August 2 at 10:30 amSunday, August 24 at 10 amJoin Docent Peggy O’Shea as she guides you on a less-traveled trail that takes you by Union Cr...read more

AUG 24 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 ...read more

AUG 24 Junior Rangers - Creek Detectives

Sunday, August 3, from 10 to 11am Sunday, August 24, from 10 to 11amMonday, September 1, from 10 to 11amJoin us in exploring the waters of Little Buta...read more

AUG 24 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 24 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 24 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 24 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 24 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 24 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 24 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 24 ASK US! - Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays 9-11 am; Sundays 12-2 pmDo you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Com...read more

AUG 24 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 24 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 24 Coffee n' Crafts

Every Sunday in August from 9 - 10:30amCome join us in the Visitor Center for a good ol’ fashioned cup o’ joe and your very own bat! Free coffee i...read more

AUG 24 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 24 Creek Sneak

Every Sunday in August at NoonFun for the whole family! Come join our interpreter Audrey for fun activities down at the creek! Learn about the cool li...read more

AUG 24 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 24 Mendocino Headlands SP - Sunday Events

Time: 1:00pm - 3;00pm Summer Events ...read more

AUG 24 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 24 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 24 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 10 am (except no ...read more

AUG 24 1Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pmMeet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9Come experience a forest adventu...read more

AUG 24 Discover Big Basin!

Saturday, August 2 at 12 pmSunday, August 3 at 12 pmSunday, August 24 at 12 pmOn this 4-hour, 4-mile leisurely hike with Docent Barry Grimm we’ll tr...read more

AUG 24 Step Back in Time- Explore Seacliff's History

Sundays, July 13 and 27 at 11:30 amSundays, August 10 and 24 at 11:30 amJoin docent Pete Wang, a local history enthusiast in pursuit of Seacliff’s col...read more

AUG 24 Wilder Ranch Tours and Living History Demonstrations

Weekends from 11 am to 3 pmGuided Tour of the Ranch Buildings Weekends at 1pmVisit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s...read more

AUG 24 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 24 Rancho del Oso- Wildflower Wanders

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 10 am and 1 pmFind out what’s growing and blooming in the Waddell Valley on this approximately 1 mile hike, 1.5 hour guided...read more

AUG 25 Rancho del Oso - Monday Marsh Mosey

August 11 and August 25, 2014 at 10 amJoin us for a family friendly walk as we listen with our deer ears, walk like a fox and use our owl eyes to expe...read more

AUG 25 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 25 Little Rangers - Precious Pollinators

Butterflys, bees, hummingbirds! Come and learn about our local pollinators. Program is for ages 5-6 year olds with an adult. Its FREE! Meet at 10...read more

AUG 25 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 25 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 25 Baked Potato Pals

Every Monday in August at 10 amCome Join our naturalist, Erik, to learn about a mysterious bird. This program includes games and activities appropriat...read more

AUG 25 Home in the Redwoods

Every Monday at noonCome join our naturalist Erik for a short, gentle hike down Old Tree Trail to learn about the creatures that call the redwoods hom...read more

AUG 25 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 25 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 25 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 25 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 25 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 25 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 25 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 26 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 26 Lake Oroville SRA - Junior Cubs

Time: Tues. 10 AM hands-on activities for children ages 4 - 6,  no sign up required. Summer Interpretive Program...read more

AUG 26 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 26 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 26 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 26 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 26 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 26 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 26 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 26 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 26 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 27 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 27 Junior Rangers

Wednesday and Fridays at 11am in August at Seacliff State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide program for ...read more

AUG 27 Railtown 1897 SHP -- Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August!

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  When: July 2 thr...read more

AUG 27 Lake Oroville - Summer Speaker Program 2014

Time: Wednesday evenings at 7:00 P.M. Where: 917 Kelly Ridge Road OrovilleIn our air-conditioned theater The Visitor Center stays open late for thes...read more

AUG 27 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 27 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 27 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 27 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 27 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 27 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 27 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 27 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 28 California State Railroad Museum -- Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program

What:  “Thursday Night at the Museums” Extended Hours Program Where: California State Railroad Museum – 125 I Street in Old Sacramento&nbs...read more

AUG 28 Lake Oroville SRA - Nature Creations

Time: Thurs, 1 PM Nature Creations Make crafts out of Nature, for ages 7 - 12, no sign up required. Summer Interpretive Program...read more

AUG 28 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 28 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 28 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 28 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 28 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 28 Tijuana Estuary Junior Rangers (Thursdays)

Every Thursday3:30- 4:30pm The Tijuana Estuary offers free activities for students 7-12 years of age (check schedule for holidays) with different top...read more

AUG 28 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 28 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 28 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 28 Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP - Interface with Public

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 Summer Events ...read more

AUG 28 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 29 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 29 The Road Less Traveled- A Dog Friendly Walk

Sunday, August 10 at 10:30 amAND Friday, August 29 at 2 pmOn this dog-friendly walk, we travel on North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. W...read more

AUG 29 Junior Rangers

Wednesday and Fridays at 11am in August at Seacliff State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide program for ...read more

AUG 29 Old Tree Amble

Fridays in August at 3pmJoin our interpreter, Audrey, on a scenic and gentle 1 mile hike to the ancient and awe inspiring redwood tree known simply as...read more

AUG 29 Russian Gulch SP - Nature Walk

Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm Summer Events ...read more

AUG 29 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 29 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 29 Campfire!

Every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm in August Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some acti...read more

AUG 29 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 29 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 29 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 29 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 29 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 29 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 30 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 30 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

AUG 30 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 30 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 30 MacKerricher SP – Harbor Seal Interpretive Programs

Time: 2pm – 3pm Come out to the park on the beautiful Mendocino Coast to learn about and observe harbor seals.  The talks begin at the Lake...read more

AUG 30 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 30 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 30 Campfire!

Every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm in August Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some acti...read more

AUG 30 Columbia SHP - History's Mysteries

We invite families or groups to solve an actual crime that occurred in Columbia in the 1800s. You will witness the event, interview key members to the...read more

AUG 30 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 30 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 30 Junior Rangers

Every Saturday and in August at 11am Have some fun playing in the woods and learning about the redwoods and its inhabitants: past and present. Junior ...read more

AUG 30 ASK US! - Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays 9-11 am; Sundays 12-2 pmDo you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Com...read more

AUG 30 Campfire

Every Saturday, from 7:30 to 8:30 pmCome join us for campfire food, songs, games, and trivia, followed by a short slideshow presentation on some of th...read more

AUG 30 Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, August 2, 16, 23 and 30 at 11amOn these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the specta...read more

AUG 30 Little Rangers

Every Saturday and in August at 2pmOur littlest rangers should have some fun in the forest too! Little Rangers is designed for children ages 3-6 accom...read more

AUG 30 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 30 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 30 Gardens of Time

Saturdays from 1 to 2 pmStroll through history as you visit the various gardens within our courtyard and patio. We can learn a good deal about people ...read more

AUG 30 Little Butano Creek Trail

Saturday, August 30, from 1 to 3pmJoin Docents Bob for a walk along Little Butano Creek trail.  Easy walk, all ages welcome.  Meet at Little...read more

AUG 30 Early Riser Walk

Saturday, August 30 at 8 amEnjoy the quiet of the morning and see sights that one might not see in the middle of the day. We’ll focus on the redwoods ...read more

AUG 30 Railtown SHP -- Excursion Train Rides & Live Music Over Labor Day Weekend!

What: Excursion Train Rides & Live Music Over Labor Day Weekend! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  Dates: ...read more

AUG 30 1Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pmMeet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9Come experience a forest adventu...read more

AUG 30 Gardens of Time

Saturday, August 30 from 1 to 2 pmStroll through history as you visit the various gardens within our courtyard and patio. We can learn a good deal abo...read more

AUG 30 Junior Rangers - Butano Bingo

Saturday, August 30, from 10 to 11amLearn about the plants and animals at Butano State Park by playing a game of Butano Bingo. Meet Docent Bob at the ...read more

AUG 30 Rancho del Oso - C.S.I. Creekside Investigation!

Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2 pmBring the whole family to get down and look around as we become creek detectives out on the trail, searching to solve...read more

AUG 30 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 30 Wilder Ranch Tours and Living History Demonstrations

Weekends from 11 am to 3 pmGuided Tour of the Ranch Buildings Weekends at 1pmVisit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s...read more

AUG 30 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 10 am (except no ...read more

AUG 30 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 30 Silver Strand SB – Kayak Tour – “Big Bay Kayak Experience”

Time: 9:30am-11:30am Get closer to nature and experience San Diego Bay on this guided kayak tour. Available for ages 5 and older. Participants un...read more

AUG 30 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...read more

AUG 31 California State Railroad Museum -- Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs

What: Special Exhibition of 2013 Award-Winning Photographs Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park...read more

AUG 31 Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10amAugust 18-31: Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 10 am (except no ...read more

AUG 31 Family Discovery Walk

Sunday, August 31 at 1 pmJoin Docent Norm Beeson for a fun-filled family walk and investigate the mysteries and wonders of Big Basin’s redwood forest!...read more

AUG 31 Wilder Ranch Tours and Living History Demonstrations

Weekends from 11 am to 3 pmGuided Tour of the Ranch Buildings Weekends at 1pmVisit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s...read more

AUG 31 How to Become Invisible

Sunday, August 31 at 10 amAs we barrel down the hiking trail, we cause disturbances that ripple through the forest like a stone dropped in a pond. If ...read more

AUG 31 Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23)SPECIAL EVENT/GU...read more

AUG 31 Junior Rangers- Alphabet Nature Walk

Sunday, August 31, from 10 to 11amCome to the campfire center and join Docent Bob as we talk about the naturalist John Muir.  Then follow along a...read more

AUG 31 1Old-Growth Redwood Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pmMeet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9Come experience a forest adventu...read more

AUG 31 Railtown SHP -- Excursion Train Rides & Live Music Over Labor Day Weekend!

What: Excursion Train Rides & Live Music Over Labor Day Weekend! Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown  Dates: ...read more

AUG 31 Coffee n' Crafts

Every Sunday in August from 9 - 10:30amCome join us in the Visitor Center for a good ol’ fashioned cup o’ joe and your very own bat! Free coffee i...read more

AUG 31 Creek Sneak

Every Sunday in August at NoonFun for the whole family! Come join our interpreter Audrey for fun activities down at the creek! Learn about the cool li...read more

AUG 31 Candelabra Treek Nature Walk

Saturday, August 2, from 1 to 3pmSaturday, August 23, from 1 to 3pmSunday, August 31, from 1 to 3pmJoin State Park Interpreter Sara for a walk to the ...read more

AUG 31 Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, August 2 from 9-12Saturday, August 9 from 9-12Saturday, August 31 from 9:30-12:30Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for...read more

AUG 31 Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am.August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program...read more

AUG 31 Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pmSaturday, August 30 at 4 pmHow do these grand redwoods grow to be ...read more

AUG 31 Mendocino Headlands SP - Sunday Events

Time: 1:00pm - 3;00pm Summer Events ...read more

AUG 31 ASK US! - Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays 9-11 am; Sundays 12-2 pmDo you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Com...read more

AUG 31 Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State BeachJoin the fun at a state park near you!  Junior Rangers is a statewide...read more

AUG 31 California State Railroad Museum -- Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad Exhibit -- September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2014

What: "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic...read more

AUG 31 California State Railroad Museum -- "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit

What: "Welded Workers and Fused Faces: The Sawmill and Railroad Sculptures of Ray Carrington” Exhibit Where: California State Railroad Museu...read more

AUG 31 California State Railroad Museum -- Weekend Excursion Train Rides!

What:  Weekend Excursion Train Rides! Where:  Trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot   (On Fron...read more

AUG 31 Tijuana Estuary - Bird Walks

Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday3:00 to 4:00pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds t...read more

AUG 31 California State Railroad Museum -- “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

What: “Journey Stories” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park&nb...read more

AUG 31 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 ...read more

AUG 31 California State Railroad Museum -- "Diesel Days!"

What: "Diesel Days!" Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park  Excursion trains depart from t...read more

AUG 31 California State Railroad Museum -- All Aboard for Story Time!

What: All Aboard for Story Time! Where: California State Railroad Museum Old Sacramento State Historic Park When: Ongoing --...read more

AUG 31 Railtown SHP -- Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides

What: Weekend Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown  Dates: Train rides - week...read more

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