Join experts from a a variety of natural fields at Nature Nights at Oak Canyon Nature Center.

Each evening begins with a twilight walk at 7:00pm led by our staff naturalists, followed by a formal presentation at 7:30pm.

  • When: Every Wednesday evening, through August 12, 2015
  • Where: Oak Canyon Nature Center, 6700 E. Walnut Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA 92807
  • Admission is free, but a $5.00 donation per family is suggested.

Here’s the schedule:

Wednesday, July 8th, 7:30pm: “Trapper” Dan Jundanian’s Insect Fair

Join us for an evening of learning and fun. Dan Jundanian, a former longtime Oak Canyon Naturalist, returns for his annual Nature Night presentation. Enjoy an evening of insect education as Dan displays exciting insects from around the world.

Wednesday, July 15th, 7:30pm: Wonders of Wildlife

Cheryl Rendes from Wonders of Wildlife will share a variety of animals from the savannas of Africa to the tropical regions of South America.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 7:30pm: Reptiles from Around the World

Dr. Tom Greek will bring along an exciting collection of reptiles including local and exotic snakes, lizards and more. Learn about the lifestyles of these unique reptiles and enjoy an opportunity to see and touch these animals up close.

Wednesday, July 29th, 7:30pm: Orange County Birds of Prey

Dr. Scott Weldy, Veterinarian and Director of the Orange County Birds of Prey Center, will share information on raptors and will bring a variety along for an audience “encounter.”

Wednesday, August 5th, 7:30pm: Our Solar System

Mike Beckage will introduce the challenging hobby of amateur astronomy through his breathtaking slide show. Then we will journey up the hill and view the night sky through telescopes aimed at the evening’s best features. *This program involves a strenuous uphill walk to reach the viewing area.

Wednesday, August 12th, 7:30pm Annual Flashlight Hike

While waiting for the sun to set, get an introduction to the “creatures of the night” then join Oak Canyon’s naturalists on a trek through the trails of the Nature Center. There will be several walks of varying abilities. Don’t forget your flashlight as we explore Oak Canyon at night!”


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