Field Trips & Birthday Parties

Field Trips at The Chico Creek Nature Center

Bidwell Park provides an excellent and accessible opportunity to teach valuable lessons of the natural world and the need for stewardship of the environment. For over thirty years, the Chico Creek Nature Center has provided quality educational programs on the natural systems of Bidwell Park to elementary school students and the general public, using Bidwell Park as a classroom. Offerings include:

  • Acorn Investigations (90 min.)
  • Adventures in GPS (60 min.)
  • Animal Discovery Hike (60 or 90 min.)
  • Aquatic Investigations (April-May) (90 min.)
  • Birds of Bidwell Park (60 or 90 min.)
  • Creek Walk (30 or 60 min.)
  • Geology Hike (90 min.)
  • Habitat Hike (90 min.)
  • Maidu Shelter Hike (90 min.)
  • Meet the Animals (30 or 60 min.)
  • Raptors (60 min.)
  • Scat ID Lab – The Scoop on Poop (60 min.)
  • Skull ID Lab (60 min.)
  • Spring Wetland and Wildflower Discovery (March-May) (90 min.)
  • Survival (60 or 90 min.)
  • Topography and Erosion (60 min.)**

Field Trips are available Monday – Friday. Please contact the Nature Center directly at 891-4671 to make a reservation.  


30 Minute Field Trip $70/per class

60 Minute Field Trip $100/per class

90 Minute Field Trip $140/per class

**Additional fees apply


Birthday Parties at The Chico Creek Nature Center

Looking for the perfect place for your child’s birthday party? The Nature Center has just the spot! Our birthday parties include an hour of guided activities with a theme-based craft, a meet the animals experience, and a staff led walk through the Nature Center area. You will have a reserved space at the center for cake and celebration. Leave the party planning to us and we will make your child’s special day AWESOME!

Themes: Feathered Friends


               Little Sprouts



Wild Things

Fairies and Gnomes

Fee:        $150 for up to 15 children (each additional child $5)

Days:     Saturday or Sunday

Time:     10:00 AM-12:30 PM

               1:00-3:30 PM