Nature Center’s Parent & Me Classes Offer Unique Outdoor Experiences

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El Dorado Nature Center offers Parent & Me participation programs for children 18 months to 5 years old. Registration for spring sessions open Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8 a.m. Register online at for the following classes: 

BUBBLE, FIZZ, BOOM! Ages: 2-5 years, $55. Mondays, 9:30-10:15AM Experiment with gooey, drippy fun! You and your child will have a “blast” with hands-on science play. Dress for a mess and be ready for fun! Parent participation required.

  • 11157 February 23 – March 16 (4 classes)
  • 12062 April 13 – May 4 (4 classes)

TALES AND TRAILS – Ages: 18 months-5 years, $40. Fridays, 9:30-10:15AM or 10:30-11:15AM Investigate the incredible changing natural world with your child, while discovering creatures large and small. Puppets, songs, and parachute play are all a part of this fun-filled class. Parent participation required.

  • 11160 February 13 – March 6 (4 classes) 9:30 – 10:15 AM
  • 11331 February 13 – March 6 (4 classes) 10:30 – 11:15 AM
  • 12063 May 8 – May 29 (4 classes) 9:30-10:15AM
  • 12064 May 8 – May 29 (4 classes) 10:30-11:15AM

1-Day Parent & Me Workshops

1-Day workshops are intended for parents and children ages 18 mo. to 5 years. The cost is $20. All workshops take place on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Bring your imagination and sense of adventure as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special morning of crafts, stories, songs, and outdoor exploration. Parent participation required.

LOVE BUGS – Let’s make our very own nature inspired valentines for the love bugs in our lives, and head out on the trails to investigate adorable, incredible insects, too! 11163 February 11

LITTLE LEPRECHAUNS – Join other wee lads & lasses as we search for leprechauns and rainbows. 12065 March 11

BUNNY HOP – Hippity-hop down the bunny trail and make some new furry friends. 12066 March 25

NATURE DETECTIVES – Come learn about tracks, scat, and the other mysterious clues that nature leaves behind. 12067 April 15

FLOWER FROLIC – Stop to smell the roses and discover the wonderful world of. flower power! 12068 April 29

BUTTERFLY BALL – Wear your wings, float and fly amongst the flowers, and indulge in some delicious “nectar tasting.” 12069 May 13

DINOSAUR DIG DAY – Join us as we learn about our favorite dinos and do some excavating, too! 12070 May 27

All classes take place at the El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 Spring Street in Long Beach, CA 90815. For more information, call (562) 570-1745.

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