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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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.
Although this is a small place, it did have some interesting facts about the island. So, if you are interested in some history, and indigenous facts about animals, birds, wildlife and plants on the island, then you will enjoy it here. Also, the receptionist was...More
Very informative visitor center. It shares history and conservation efforts. The Eagle Egg swap program was very interesting! I stopped here to get my hiking permits. The process was quick and the young lady who helped was very friendly. Hiking permits are free but they...More