The Shipley Nature Center is open to walk-in visitors on Fridays and Saturdays between 9 AM and 1 PM.  During the week, the nature center is only open to scheduled programs (school field trips, registered classes or group volunteers).  Inside the Outdoors is now scheduling day summer camp at Shipley.  Please see their page for more information.  PRINT SUMMER CAMP FLYER

The Friends are pleased to support the City of Huntington Beach at the Shipley Nature Center to preserve, maintain and operate this sensitive natural community within Huntington Central Park – West.  Birding Highlights

Suggested donation is $3 per person.  Donations assist us in keeping the gates open and the habitat safe.  Donations are accepted through our account atPayPal.


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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In honor of Rachel Carson presentations, guided tours and kids activities in Huntington Central Park – Shipley Nature Center, Urban Forest, Secret Garden and Senior Center Bird Walks.

Rachel Carson was an American biologist, conservationist, science and nature writer, and catalyst of the modern environmental movement. She studied biology in college at a time when few women entered the sciences, and then worked as a biologist and information specialist for the US government and wrote about the natural world for many publications. Carson is best remembered for her book Silent Spring, which exposed the widespread misuse of chemical pesticides in the United States and sparked both praise and fury.

Additional Flyers for May in Central Park

Schedule of Activities

Urban Forest Stroll

Secret Garden Tour

Shipley’s Fairy Door Hunt

Newsletter December 2021

Support Shipley Nature Center Each Time You Shop Amazon

Each time you shop, please start with smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0517856.  AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchases to Friends of Shipley Nature Center at no cost to you.  Thank you!

Don’t Let It Loose, California!

  • Non-native invasive species- even exotic pets – may compete aggressively with California natives for survival and destroy the habitats.
  • Even though an animal may be native or endemic to your area, it may harm the existing gene pool if released.
  • Please read alternatives to releasing unwanted pets into the wild.
     California Dept of Fish and Wildlife  
  • Thank you for sustaining a healthy ecosystem with your responsible actions.

Coyote and other wildlife information