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Evening Program: Big Bear Bears & Beyond

Join the Discovery Center for an educational and entertaining evening program to teach visitors about bears in the San Bernardino National Forest and history of the Grizzlies that once roamed our valley. Join naturalist and volunteer, David Johnstone, for this fun and informative presentation. 

    • big bear discovery center statue
Categories: Discovery Center

Gold Panning

Come learn how to pan for gold! Children will learn the process of gold panning, using real panning equipment. The "gold" is pyrite, and children can take home their findings along with an informational handout and a certificate! Fee: $3

    • Gold Panning
Categories: Discovery Center
Tags: Families, kids, nature

Evening Program

Join the Discovery Center and the Big Bear Valley Astronomical Society for an educational and entertaining evening program to teach visitors about the San Bernardino National Forest night sky.  Sponsored by California Land Management. Suggested donation $5. Your donations help keep our programs free!

    • campfire
Categories: Discovery Center

Nature Walk

Join us for a 45 minute walk to learn about the local plant life, wildlife, and some very interesting historical facts. This is a great activity for families and individuals who want to gain a greater appreciation of our National Forest. Nature walks are not strenuous and designed for all levels of physical conditioning. Free!

    • paul nature walk
Categories: Discovery Center

Gold Panning

Come learn how to pan for gold! Children will learn the process of gold panning, using real panning equipment. The "gold" is pyrite, and children can take home their findings along with an informational handout and a certificate! Fee: $3

    • Gold Panning
Categories: Discovery Center

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