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Nature Center at Avalon Canyon

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Address: Avalon Canyon, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310 510 0954
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Description: Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a...
Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.
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Wonderful Exhibits

We stopped at the Nature Center on our walk down from the Wrigley Memorial. The video explained much of the island's history. Our grandchildren enjoyed the hands-on exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
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Rialto, California
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Rialto, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stopped at the Nature Center on our walk down from the Wrigley Memorial. The video explained much of the island's history. Our grandchildren enjoyed the hands-on exhibits. Everything was very well labeled. We enjoyed our visit.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This park was established by Ada Wrigley after her husband died. There is a huge memorial at the top of the hill to him. It's impressive, with great views of the valley and ocean beyond. The park features desert type plants gathered from around the world, with 5 plant species endemic to Santa Catalina only. It is located in the... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

On the way up to hill to the Museum be sure and stop here. The attendant at the Conservancy was very well informed about the exhibits and general information about the display and general Catalina conservation.

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Malibu, California, United States
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345 reviews 345 reviews
153 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are tired of the Beach, head for this spot and get the Kids involved. Nice, relaxing place for an hour or two.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Its free & very informative. If you have some time to kill & on a budget I'd recommend checking this place out. Its a 20 minute or so minute walk from town. Saw a wild island fox & several wood peckers on the stroll back from the center, which was pretty neat.

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We found this place by accident on the way to the Wrigley gardens. It was small but well laid out and free. The best part was the live webcam of one of the island's bald eagles feeding a chick.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Center was informative and interesting. We learned some new things about the island's flora and fauna. Our children, 6 and 9, enjoyed the exhibits.

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Burbank, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Quick stop and check out the animal history on the island life the 5 pairs of bald eagles that live on the island on how humans take care of there eggs.

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Forestville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This little center has very nice, informative displays of all the unusual plants and animals endemic to Catalina, but found nowhere else. Very helpful staff, and free to visit. Walking distance from downtown, and just a quarter mile before the Wrigley Gardens and a great hike to the top of the ridge above Avalon

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California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

It was very interesting. The lady even told us about the volunteer program you could do to help clean the island . A great little free exhibit

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