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Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

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Yesterday, my girls and I had a wonderful afternoon at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary located in the lovely Modjeska Canyon. The drive through the wooded streets sets the pace for what’s in store.

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 As you pull into the sanctuary, you can immediately feel the charm of this special spot that is tucked away at the end of the end of the road.

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The Nature Science Center is a great combination of exploration, hands on STEM activities, live animals, a gift shop and even has a few snacks available. There is plenty for the little’s to do and the staff is friendly and helpful.

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The sanctuary is a peaceful place to observe, discover and explore. As you walk there is a helpful tips for everyone to get the best results for observation of wildlife and to be respectful of habitats that exist here. There are maps available at the entrance to guide you there the 12 acre preserve.

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The sanctuary has tree lined paved and dirt paths with surprises around every corner. The sanctuary is the home to a 70 year old tortoise named “Henry”. The day was cold so Henry was in hiding when we visited.

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The dirt paths inside the sanctuary were closed as it had just rained but we had a great time exploring the rest of the sanctuary and sitting in the Observation Porch.

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After taking in the beauty of the sanctuary we visited the Sensory Garden and hiked the Chaparral Trail, which is a short but moderate hike. The well maintained dirt trail has a gorgeous natural stairway to some fantastic views and observation spots.

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Be sure to use the spotting scopes at both the Sanctuary and on the Chaparral Trail or bring a pair of binoculars for even better views.

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If you’re looking for a more adventurous hike or a mountain bike ride, try the Harding Truck Trail. This is said to be a challenging trail/ride. Please visit Alltrails.com and MTBproject.com for more details.

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Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is hosting an Open House on December 29, 30 & 31, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. This is a walk-in program and pre-registration is not required for individuals. The open house will include somthing for the entire family to do.

  • Enjoy a guided easy one hour nature walk at 12:00 pm. An Animal Aambassador will tell stories about local history and talk about the wildlife that visits Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Children can make nature themed crafts, such as bird feeders, a sun catcher a reindeer hat and more
  • Sip on FREE Hot Apple cider and cookies in the Nature Science Center (while supplies last)
  • Learn all about the flora and fauna of Orange County from the staff

Although there is no entrance fee to visit the sanctuary, donations are greatly appreciated. Suggested donations is $3.00 per person Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676

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Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is owned and operated by California State University, Fullerton. Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and will be closed on Thursday Dec. 24 and Friday Dec. 25, as well as New Years Day.

The sanctuary hosts several special events during the year including, Summerfest, Bat Night and a Gray Wolf presentation from Wolf Totem Ambassadors.

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7th Annual Bat Night

batsJoin Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary for their most popular annual event, the 7th annual Bat Night!

The Sanctuary will be aglow up with thousands of twinkling lights  – making it the perfect setting to discover the wonder of these nocturnal animals. Learn why bats are so important and why we need to protect them.

Admission to the sanctuary on Bat Night will include the following activities: arts and crafts, games, live animal demonstrations and a family friendly interactive Bat program that will begin at 4:30 pm. and again at 6:30 pm.

Other activities available for a fee are: Face painting, pumpkin craving, wagon rides and a BBQ dinner. (see their website for more details).

A Post Event Program will begin at 8:15 pm for adults 18 and over. 

  • When: Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.
  • Where: Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary 29322 Modeska Canyon Rd., Silverado, CA 92676
  • Cost: Adults $5.00, Children $3.00, Children 5 and under are FREE – cash and checks will be accepted
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Wolves: Myths & Legends

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Join Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary as Project Wildsong hosts an educational presentation with live ambassador Grey Wolves. This interactive family-friendly program will delight all!

Listen as wolf folklore captures your imagination. Hear Native American stories of this fascinating and misunderstood animal. Learn about the reintroduction of wolves into their natural habitat and take a picture with a live wolf.

  • When: Saturday, August 29, 2105 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Where: Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road Silverado, CA 92676 
  • Cost: $6 per person, Reservations are Required – Call (714) 649-2760 to purchase your ticket
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Summerfest Art Faire

Get Ready….Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary’s 6th annual Summerfest Art Faire is this weekend!

Enjoy Live music, live wolves and reptiles,nature programs, games, children’s crafts, wine tasting and interactive art activities. Artisans will showcase their original works, fine art and handmade crafts will also be available for sale.

Other options include barbecue, opportunity drawings and Santiago Equestrian Center will provide pony rides for $5.

Free parking is available at the corner of Santiago Canyon Road and Modjeska Canyon Road. A shuttle will be available to transport you to the art fair.

In addition OC Parks is offering FREE tours of Madame Helen Modjeska’s home, Arden, will be open for free tours from 12:30pm – 3:30pm. The Summerfest shuttle will stop at Arden.

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  • When: Saturday, June 26 – Sunday, June 27 from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

  • Where: Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, 29322 Modjeska Canyon, Silverado, CA 92676

  • Cost: admission is $5 for ages 5+. barbeque and wine tasting are $3.00 – $8.00 

Please leave your pets at home, outside food and drinks are not permitted.

 

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Wolves: Myths & Legends

Here’s another opportunity to experience Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary and Wolf Totem Ambassadors: Wolves: Myths and Legends on Saturday November 22, 2014 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

This is an outstanding interactive program will feature wolf folklore, stories and live Grey Wolves.

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  • Where: Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary 29322 Modeska Canyon Rd., Silverado, CA 92676

  • When: Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • Date: 7:00 – 8: 8:30 pm.

  • Fee: $6.00 per person

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6th Annual Bat Night

Join Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary for their most popular annual event! The 6th annual Bat Night will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Included in the admission fee will be crafts and an interactive family program that will begin at 4:30 pm. and again at 6:00 pm.

Face painting, pumpkin craving, wagon rides and a BBQ dinner will be available for an additional  fee.

A Post Event Program will begin at 8:15 pm for adults 18 and over. 

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Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary 29322 Modeska Canyon Rd., Silverado, CA 92676

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Date: 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Fee: Adults $5.00, Children $3.00, Children 5 and under are FREE – cash and checks will be accepted

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Weekend Roundup

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Since there’s so much going on this weekend, I thought I’d put them all together for a weekend roundup.

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All Month Long:

Spooky Science everyday at Discovery Science Center

Thomas and Friends everyday at Discover Science Center

Boomont Park  every Friday, Saturday & Sunday at Belmont Park

Spooktacular Saturday’s every Saturday at OC Great Park

Pumpkin Patch  everyday at Tanaka Farms

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch everyday at Irvine Regional Park

Technique Cooking Classes every Sunday at Williams-Sonoma

Jr. Chef Classes every Saturday at Williams-Sonoma

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Kidvasion, freebie deals for kids all over San Deigo

Zoomars Pumpkinpalooza everyday in San Juan Capistrano

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Friday, October 3, 2014:

Black and White Film Festival at Chapman Unversity

Tustin Tiller Days at Columbus Tustin Park

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Saturday, October 4, 2014:

Battle of the Paddle at Salt Creek Beach

Wolves: Myths and Legands at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

Acorn Day at O’Neill Regional Park

Young Explorers at Columbia Memorial Space Center

Tustin Tiller Days and Parade at Columbus Tustin Park and Old Town Tustin

Julian Apple-Days Fesitval in Julian

Beginning Archery Class at Mile Square Park

Saturday Morning Cartoons and Quick Draw at Center for Living Peace

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Sunday, October 5, 2014:

Battle of the Paddle at Salt Creek Beach

Fall Family Festival at San Diego Childrens Museum

Free Day & Italian Family Festival/Columbus Celebration at Bowers Museum

Tustin Tiller Days at Columbus Tustin Park

Julian Apple-Days Fesitval in Julian

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Wolves: Myths and Legends at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary and Wolf Totem Ambassadors will host: Wolves: Myths and Legends on Saturday October 4, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

This is an outstanding interactive program will feature wolf folklore, stories and live Grey Wolves.

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Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary 29322 Modeska Canyon Rd., Silverado, CA 92676

When: Saturday, October 4, 2014

Date: 7:00 – 8: 8:30 pm.

Fee: $5.00 per person

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