Nature Kids Solano: Carolyn Parr Nature Center, Napa

Carolyn Parr Nature Center, Napa

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Location: 3107 Browns Valley Road, Napa, CA

Hours: The Center is open on Wednesdays from 10 am to 4 pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 pm. Admission is free.

Fees: All its programs are free to members of the Nature Center, $5 for non-members. Group tours and school classes can be scheduled during the week by calling the Nature Center.

About:  The Carolyn Parr Nature Center is at the base of Westwood Hills in Napa, CA. Its purpose is the education of local community members and school children. As its Mission the Carolyn Parr Nature Center is dedicated to helping people of all ages learn more about their local natural environment.

The Napa Valley Naturalists (NVN), a non-profit education group, is the sponsoring organization of the Carolyn Parr Nature Center. The organization’s fundamental belief is that education is the key to the preservation, protection and conservation of our precious natural habitats. The organization’s goal is to operate and maintain a natural science museum where individuals of all ages may acquire a greater understanding of, and have opportunities for a closer relationship with, their natural environment.

Through dioramas, seasonal and topical displays, hands-on displays, adult and children’s libraries, the center introduces visitors to the natural wonders and ecology of surrounding area. All the plants and animals in our displays are indigenous to Napa County.

We went to see several weekend educational events about coyotes and bats.

Next door to the nature center is Westwood Hills Park. It is a great place for a picnic on the lawn area near parking lot, or a hike.
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