Eaton Canyon Natural Area is a 190-acre zoological, botanical, and geological nature preserve situated at the base of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. Visitors can enjoy its hiking trails, equestrian trails with a staging area, picnic areas, seasonal stream, rocks and minerals, various natural habitats, native plants, and wildlife. Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Public Calender

DOCENT-LED FAMILY NATURE WALKS
- Every Saturday at 9am.
Meet in fron of the Nature Center. No Dogs, please.more ...


NATURE TAILS STORY HOUR
- Every Saturday at 10:30am.
Stories and activities for children


SIERRA CLUB
- Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30pm (7:00pm social)

Program: "Lost Trails of the Altadena Foothills"Foothills", Paul Ayers, attorney and local trail historian will discuss several trails in the Front Range of the San Gabriel Mountains that were once popular but have fallen into disrepair. He will share his research methods, which include historic aerial photographs, historic maps, visual observation, remaining trail artifacts, and personal trail inspection.


CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY WALK
Plant walks are held on the second Sunday of each month except July and August. Meet in front of Eaton Canyon Nature Center at 9:00am
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EATON CANYON GARDENING GROUP
- Sunday, October 8, at 10am.
Meet in the Native Plant Garden.


EATON CANYON CONSERVATION WORK DAY
- Saturday, October 14 from 9am to noon.
RSVP required. Email: eatoncanyon.conservation@gmail.com


AUDUBON BIRD WALK
- Sunday, October 15th at 8am.
Meet leader Hill Penfold in front of the Nature Center. more ...


PASADENA AUDUBON SOCIETY
- Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30pm

Program: Magical Monarchs, presented by Kristy Brauch, PAS member. In Fall this species undertakes a migration of thousands of miles, from breeding sites as far north as Canada to wintering sites along the California coast and into Mexico. Recent years have seen worrying declines in this incredible butterfly species. Learn about these amazing butterflies and discover what we can do to help them on their journey.


SOUTHWESTERN HERPETOLOGISTS SOCIETY
- Thrusday, October 19 at 7:30pm (7:00pm social).
See http://www.swhs.org for more information.


CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY
- Thursday, October 26 @7:30om (7:00pm social).

Program: “Native Bees - Our Main Pollinators” with Hartmut Wisch, contributing editor at www.bugguide.net (Iowa State U. Entomology) and member of the Lorquin Entomological Society. This informative presentation features beautiful images of our native bees and will explore the great diversity that have co-evolved with California's native flora. Approximately 1,600 species of bees are known to be native to California.

Family Nature Walk

Family Nature Walk

Every Saturday morning, weather permitting, from 9am to 11am.
Join us outdoors for a guided walk in Eaton Canyon Natural Area. This walk is geared to families, including small children, and everyone is welcome. Walking shoes, sunscreen, water, and a hat are recommended. The walk is free to the public. Meet in front of the building. No Dogs, please.

Nature Tails - Storybook Reading Time

"Nature Tails"
Storybook Reading Time

Every Saturday Morning at 10:30 am
Nature Tails is a program to read animal and nature stories to children visiting the Nature Center. The program is free to the public. Meet in the Children's Corner in the mueseum.