• camp ground

Southern California Mountains Foundation


Evening Programs-Discovery Center Amphitheater

Discovery Center
May 25, 2018 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Big Bear Discovery Center

Join the Discovery Center for an educational and entertaining evening program to teach visitors about the San Bernardino National Forest.  Programs range from Campfires and Sing-Alongs to informational Ranger Talks.  Sponsored by California Land Management.  Suggested donation $5.&

Hikes for Tykes

Discovery Center
May 26, 2018 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Big Bear Discovery Center

Join an experienced naturalist on a kid-friendly hike along the Alpine Pedal Path.  Meet at the bronze Grizzly in front of the Center.  Free!

-- Show More Events --

This section will display the events for this program if any exist - ( be sure to click 'Edit' then 'Save')
  • Couple Snowshoe

Eco Tours

Snowshoe Tours:

Join a naturalist for a guided snowshoe tour in the San Bernardino National Forest.  You will learn how to snowshoe go for a guided trek through the forest, and have some exploration time as well! Dependent on snow conditions, call for more details. Reservations required.  Dates and feees subject to change.


Fee: Adults $30, Kids (age 8-12 yrs.) $20

December - March 4th (only if there is snow!)
Saturdays: 9-12pm, 1-4pm 
Sundays: 9-12pm 


  • tent
This section acts like a 'clearfix' - ( be sure to click 'Edit' then 'Save')
This section acts like a 'clearfix' - ( be sure to click 'Edit' then 'Save')

We believe a solid foundation in forest ecological principals and environmental stewardship helps students appreciate the natural world.

The Discovery Center and the National Children’s Forest offer programs on a request basis only.  Please email info@mountainsfoundation.org to request a school visit or private program to either site. Programs are available Monday, Thursdays & Fridays and fees may apply.

Click here for details.

This section acts like a 'clearfix' - ( be sure to click 'Edit' then 'Save')

9 Interactive Play Areas

  • Gathering Area

  • Nature Art

  • Messy Materials

  • Building

  • Climbing and Crawling

  • Music and Movement

  • Pathways Through Planting

  • Dirt Digging

  • Quiet Area

View the Nature Discovery Zone Guide here!

  • Girl with Pink hat at the nature zone
This section acts like a 'clearfix' - ( be sure to click 'Edit' then 'Save')