Environmental Discovery Center

The Environmental Discovery Center at Spring Lake Regional Park is a natural history center featuring hands-on displays and exhibits designed primarily for children in elementary school.

Things to Do

At the Environmental Discovery Center, kids can:

  • Learn about Sonoma County's ecosystems through exhibits that invite them to touch, climb, crawl, and imagine
  • Explore a tide pool with live sea creatures, see live turtles, snakes and fish, and get up close to taxidermy wildlife like mountain lions and coyote
  • Conduct earth science experiments and learn to look at surroundings in new ways
  • Hike with a naturalist and learn about local plants and animals

The Environmental Discovery Center was established in partnership with the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation and Sonoma County Water Agency.

Environmental Discovery Center

  • When: May 18, 2019 from 9:00 10:30 AM

    Spring Lake Regional Park - Environmental Discovery Center
    Join Ranger Keith, certified yoga instructor, in a yoga style in which you will coordinate your breath and movement as you flow from one pose to the next. 

  • When: May 18, 2019 from 1:00 4:00 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park - Environmental Discovery Center
    Explore the park in your own backyard while learning about the plants and animals of Spring Lake Park and our community. 

  • When: June 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park - Environmental Discovery Center
    Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21. 9AM-4PM

    Discovery campers ages 7-11 will investigate our local wildlife and plants through hands-on educational and recreational activities like kayaking, nature walks, science experiments, swimming, splashing on the inflatable water park, befriending turtles and more!

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Visit the EDC

 Environmental Discovery Center

The EDC features "Down the Drain" Exhibit


393 Violetti Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95409
38.454918, -122.648281

Located just inside the entrance to Spring Lake Regional Park

Parking: $7 per vehicle or free for Regional Parks members


Wednesday – Sunday
Noon – 5 PM

Admission: Free

Field Trips
Weekday mornings by reservation
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