Environmental Discovery Center

The Environmental Discovery Center is closed through Sept. 14 for the installation of fall/winter exhibits. Beginning Sept. 15, the Environmental Discovery Center will be open from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 

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: October 13, 2021 from 3:00 4:30 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park, Environmental Discovery Center
    Children ages 7-11 are invited to explore and learn about different local habitats through art. Join us in experimenting with variety of art mediums and techniques while creating beautiful masterpieces during this three-week, after-school art series. 

  • When: November 3, 2021 from 3:00 4:30 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park, Environmental Discovery Center
    Children ages 7-11 are invited to explore and learn about different local habitats through art. Join us in experimenting with variety of art mediums and techniques while creating beautiful masterpieces during this three-week, after-school art series. 

  • When: November 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM

    Spring Lake Regional Park - Environmental Discovery Center
    Bring your junior scientists over to the Environmental Discovery Center to enjoy a kids-only science activity hour. Adults can head out into the park to enjoy rejuvenating, kid-free time in nature! 

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Visit the EDC

 Environmental Discovery Center

Address

393 Violetti Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95409
38.454918, -122.648281

Located just inside the Violetti Road entrance to Spring Lake Regional Park

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

Hours:

Wednesday – Friday
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Field Trips
Weekday mornings by reservation
View field trip descriptions(PDF: 1.23 MB)