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Nature Center at Avalon Canyon

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Lots of Info and Exhibits

Worth a few minutes at least to understand the wildlife and plants and to see Native American... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
11douglast
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Los Altos, California
Very interesting.

The staff was very knowledgeable and courteous. The center was very clean. They have items to... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2019
sandiecarpenter
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Ogden, Utah
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Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.
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Avalon Canyon, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-0954
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a few minutes at least to understand the wildlife and plants and to see Native American artifacts and speak to knowledgeable volunteers

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 11douglast
Reviewed February 1, 2019

The staff was very knowledgeable and courteous. The center was very clean. They have items to purchase. Grateful for the public restrooms.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sandiecarpenter
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Great little walkable center with free displays detailing the flora and fauna of the island. Is definitely recommend checking it out.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank taylorzzzzzzzz
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This Nature Center under the auspices of the Catalina Is. Conservancy is a great spot to bird and learn more about the wildlife and flora of the island. In addition to bathrooms, this 1 room center has displays, brochures for Conservancy tours, some books and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Enjoyed reviewing the several displays here regards the conservancy efforts. There’s a fun little spot for kids as well. They also have days for volunteering...which, if time had permitted, I would have done.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WorldTvlerParker_CO
Reviewed January 3, 2018

I have camped and anchored all over the island and very much appreciate the wildlife. Besides the Buffalo there are other interesting animals and birds. I actually am lucky enough to been within 5 feet of the rare Catalina Fox . So when I went...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jon W
Reviewed December 30, 2017

If you want an easy roadside walk, this will take about two hours r/t from downtown Avalon and not be too much effort. We decided to walk for the exercise rather than taking a golf cart. The nature center itself is pretty small but had...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank WestwoodTrekker
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

We walked there from the boat dock and it was an enjoyable walk. Took approximately 1 hour because we made many stops along the way. The Nature Center is located towards the most distal part of the Island, so if you walk there, you will...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Linda N
Reviewed May 31, 2017

On your way to the botanical garden be sure to stop by the nature center. It is free and has enough information to keep you busy for 30 minutes to an hour. Take your time, because it is the only way to truly appreciate the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Catalina C
CatConservancy, Public Relations Manager at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Thanks for your review! It sounds like you really took the time to explore our Nature Center - that's awesome! Come visit us again the next time you're on the island.

Reviewed March 17, 2017

This is another tour you must do, if this is your first time in Catalina Island. Take the tour, its worth it.

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank MaryandLisa0916
CatConservancy, Public Relations Manager at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Thanks for your review! Come visit us again soon.

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