Pismo Nature Center

Pismo Nature Center is open five days a week in the summertime and on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in the winter. Hours are 1 p.m to 4 p.m. There are always docents available to answer questions and conduct interactive learning opportunities for children.

Hikes are led around the lagoon on a regular basis and can be found by checking the postings in the park, or at www.ccnha.org. The hikes vary and include birds, plants, beavers, or our local Native Americans. There is something for everyone and children are always welcome.

Pismo State Park Nature Center also conducts educational programs throughout the school year. Third-grade students earn an opportunity to learn first-hand about the lives of the Chumash Native Americans. Last year the center hosted 31 groups for a total of 1,620 students. Next year, second graders will be eligible. Pismo State Park Nature Center operates with the invaluable assistance and support of state parks personnel and the Central Coast Natural History Association.

Pismo State Park Nature Center would be very pleased to give you more information and perhaps you might also think about becoming a volunteer or docent. For more information, visit www.ccnha.org.