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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.

  • When: July 7, 2018 from 1:00 4:00 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park – Environmental Discovery Center
    Krazy kaleidoscopes! Design your own working kaleidoscope and you will see the world in a whole new way.

  • When: July 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM

    Spring Lake Regional Park - Environmental Discovery Center
    Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20. 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!

  • When: August 4, 2018 from 1:00 4:00 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park – Environmental Discovery Center
    Boats, buildings, and bridges….it’s a STEM bonanza! Exercise your brain and use your imagination to build, create, and problem solve your way through multiple activity stations.

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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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