Spelunking (Caves)

Spelunking (Caves) Strap on your headlamp! Check out the North State’s intriguing underground adventures.   SHASTA COUNTY Lake Shasta Caverns; Lakehead. Fun & impressive spelunking experience! In this 2-hour adventure, travel by boat across Shasta Lake, take a scenic bus ride to the entrance, then enjoy a 1-hour guided tour through … [Read more...]

Science & Technology

Science & Technology Kids today are natives to the world of technology. Use that comfort-level to introduce your child to creative and practical tech-related experiences.   Build It; Redding. Field trips, after school classes, camps & birthday parties offer experiences in LEGO® robotics, computer programming, game design & … [Read more...]

Planetariums, Observatories & Astronomy

Planetariums, Observatories & Astronomy Take a break from electric lights and learn to recognize the heavenly beacons that have guided travellers, inspired songs and mesmerized many across the centuries.   BUTTE COUNTY Chico Community Observatory. Operates on clear nights, Fri, Sat & Sun, year-round. Summer: sunset to 10:45pm. … [Read more...]

Nature & Wildlife Centers, Organizations & Rescues

Nature & Wildlife Centers, Organizations & Rescues Let your children learn with you to become more aware of our complex, beautiful world, including the wild plants and animals within it. Together, you can resolve to protect and maintain your corner of this planet.   MULTIPLE COUNTIES Altacal Audubon Society; Butte, Glenn & … [Read more...]

Geology & Rockhounding

Geology & Rockhounding Rockhounding, or recreational rock collecting, can happen any time, any place -- especially for young kids. But for some extra special treasures, check out these neat venues.   BUTTE COUNTY Chico Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. Fun & educational annual two-day event for kids & families. Enjoy … [Read more...]

Spelunking (Caves)

Shasta County Lake Shasta Caverns; Lakehead. Fun & impressive spelunking experience! In this 2-hour adventure, travel by boat across Shasta Lake, take a scenic bus ride to the caverns entrance, then enjoy a 1-hour guided tour through the caverns. Learn more in the visitor’s center and gift shop. lakeshastacaverns.com. 20359 Shasta Caverns Rd. … [Read more...]

Planetariums, Observatories & Astronomy

Butte County Chico Community Observatory; Chico. Operates on clear nights, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays year-round. Summer: Sunset to 10:45pm; Winter: approx. 6-9pm. Explore the night sky in an outside viewing area with docents who lead discussions. Take a peek through telescopes inside the building. Free. … [Read more...]

Nature & Wildlife Centers, Organizations & Rescues

BUTTE COUNTY Altacal Audubon Society; Butte, Glenn & Tehama Counties. Promotes awareness, appreciation & protection of native birds & their habitats. Bird walks, informative & entertaining monthly programs at Chico Creek Nature Center, educational outreach at local schools & events. Sponsors the annual Snow Goose Festival each … [Read more...]

Geology & Rock Hounding

Butte County Chico Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. Fun & educational annual two-day event for kids & families. Enjoy activities such as geode cutting, ring/necklace making, & a junior rockhound dig. First 200 kids each day receive a gift. Vendors feature fine jewelry, & polished rocks, minerals & fossils. Held the 3rd weekend … [Read more...]

Science & Nature

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