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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: May 5, 2018 from 1:00 4:00 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park – Environmental Discovery Center
    Make a Mother’s Day masterpiece during our marbled paper workshop. Paper marbling is a technique that was invented almost 1,000 years ago! Each participant will get to try out this fun paper dying technique and take home a beautiful handmade card.

  • When: May 19, 2018 from 1:00 3:00 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park - Environmental Discovery Center
    Join us the third Saturday of the month for short hikes to learn about our local plants and animals, while participating in a citizen science project.

  • When: June 2, 2018 from 1:00 4:00 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park – Environmental Discovery Center
    Did you know that the weather on earth is constantly changing? Explore the forces that create weather, from blustery days to beautiful blue skies.

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Visit the EDC

 Environmental Discovery Center

The EDC features "Down the Drain" Exhibit


Wednesday – Sunday
Noon – 5 PM


Located just inside the entrance to Spring Lake Regional Park

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

393 Violetti Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95409
38.454918, -122.648281

Admission: Free

Field Trips
Weekday mornings by reservation
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