The Eaton Canyon Nature Center
The Center was reopened in November of 1998. The 7,600 square-foot building contains many fascinating displays, live animals, offices, classrooms, an auditorium, restrooms, and an information desk/gift shop.
Be Your Own Tour Guide
Have fun discovering the plants, geology, and some of the animals (we hope!) of the Eaton Canyon nature preserve.
Eaton Canyon Animals
Remember when visiting Eaton Canyon or any other natural area, take your camera or binoculars with you into the canyon, but please LOOK ONLY – touching or even trying to touch the wildlife can stress them and cause illness or death, upsetting the balance of nature.
Eaton Canyon Plants
As you walk through the Canyon, pay close attention and you will see and hear many interesting things. The coast live oak is the most prevalent tree in Eaton Canyon and in Southern California. We also have sages, buckwheat, monkeyflowers, prickly pear cactus, sycamore trees, and hundreds more.
Eaton Canyon History
The beautiful San Gabriel Mountains have a rugged, steep southern ridge and a taller northern ridge, the two being separated from one another by a series of east-west canyons. They run along the San Gabriel Fault, once a main part of the San Andreas Fault, and contain the east and west forks of the San Gabriel River.
Click to see Eaton Canyon Nature Center upcoming calendar of events.
Family Nature Walk
Family Nature Walk Every Saturday morning, weather permitting, from 9am to 10am.
Nature Tails Story Time
Nature Tails is a free program for reading animal and nature stories to children.
1750 N. Altadena Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107
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