OPEN FRIDAYS 2pm – 6 pm & SATURDAYS 9 am – 1 pm

The Friends of Shipley Nature Center volunteers welcome you and your group to enjoy the trails and fun-discovery activities for the children each Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm.

With additional hours on Fridays from 2 pm – 6 pm.  Plan to join us for the first two Cool Summer Nights events.  Check back for additional events.

August 14th, Saturday from 5pm – 8 pm   Entertainment by the SO-CALedonian Scottish Dance Band.  Enjoy lively traditional music and learn some easy, fun dances often done at parties and weddings.  No dance experience or partner needed, kids welcome.  Wear shoes you can dance in, and a kilt if you have one.

August 28th, Saturday from 5 pm – 8 pm   Entertainment by the Dulcimers & Other Folk Instruments Jam.  Come and enjoy traditional folk music and sing-alongs in our restful setting as Southern California Dulcimer Heritage community musicians “jam” in the amphitheater.  Acoustic musicians and listeners welcome! Check out hammered and fretted dulcimers.

Summer Adventure Animal Passport

Children attending the nature center during July and August can pick up their free passport.  They are encouraged to educate themselves by reading the materials listed about the wildlife that live at the nature center, including some that are native, non-native and invasive species.  One animal will be featured each week.

The children could then complete the passport with 3 new facts they learned about the featured animal, receive a stamp and reward.  There will be a small related craft offered in the Education Area as well. The passport may be left at Shipley each week, ready for pick up for the next animal adventure. Bring the family and friends each Saturday during July and August to join the fun when the center is open  from 9 am and 1 pm.

The Friends are pleased to support the City of Huntington Beach at the Shipley Nature Center.   Suggested donation is $3 per person.  Donations assist us in keeping the gates open and the habitat safe.  Donations are accepted through our account at PayPal.

Shipley Parking is located at 17851 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach.  Additional parking is located at the Huntington Central Park West, 6741 Central Park Drive.

Contact Us by Phone:  (714) 842-4772          Email:  info@shipleynature.org

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The City of Huntington Beach is seeking public input towards developing the 5 year Park & Recreation Master Plan.  A website dedicated to that Plan has been established for the community to learn more about upcoming workshops and surveys.

When you do, please remember to mention Shipley Nature Center. The value of its freshwater wetland supported by California native plants.  It’s vitally important to preserve nature’s legacy for generations to appreciate and learn.

Master Plan Website:  http://bit.ly/HBParksMasterPlan2021

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