Hours, Admission, Parking & Policies
Open Days and Hours
Fridays from 9 am – 1 pm
Saturdays from 9 am – 1 pm, plus Summer Hours include:
Saturdays July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27 – Gates open 4:30 pm and close at 7:30 pm (dusk). Print Flyer with Descriptions of Cools Summer Nights
In the event of rainy or windy weather, the center may be closed.
Closed on These Major Holidays
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Day Eve and Christmas Day.
Entry to the nature center is free. Please consider a donation to support our work – suggested donation is $3 per person. Donations are accepted through our account at PayPal.
Restrooms are available on-site, including a refrigerated-filtered water station.
Main Parking Lot: 17851 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, California 92647
Alternate Parking Lot: 6741 Central Park West, Huntington Beach, California 91647
Shipley Nature Center is located North of the intersection of Goldenwest and Talbert.
Please do only walk along the wood-chipped trails. In this way, you can respect the ecological-sensitive fauna and flora. If you can walk and speak quietly, then listen and hear much more wildlife.
Decomposed granite trails meander throughout the campus and demonstration garden area.
Gathering areas for seating are interspersed through the nature center. Picnic lunching is prohibited.
ADA Service Animals only are permitted. Emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are NOT considered Service Animals under the ADA and are not permitted.