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Spend the Holidays at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

Open House, Family Activities Offered Dec. 27-29

Dec. 18, 2012


Nature lovers can enjoy a fun outing during the holiday season at Cal State Fullerton’s Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary Open House, which features family activities, hikes, games and more. Some activities are free, and others are paid programs requiring reservations.


Dec. 27-29
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. children’s crafts, games and other activities each day
2 p.m. nature walks each day


Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, Modjeska Canyon, 92676


Free children’s crafts, games and other activities, as well as paid programs ($5 per family) are offered, including:

  • 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 — “CSI Tucker” offers families the chance to become critter-scene investigators to learn about tracks and other signs that animals leave behind.
  • 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28 — “Family Bird Count” gives children and their parents tools to improve bird-watching skills as they count observed birds at the sanctuary. 
  • 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 — “Native Americans” features a program for families to learn about how local plants were used to make tools, musical instruments and medicines, as well as for music-making and storytelling.


For paid programs may be made at 714-649-2760.


Free parking is available at the sanctuary.


Owned by Cal State Fullerton and operated by the university's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is a 12-acre, nonprofit nature preserve adjacent to the Cleveland National Forest. The public facility serves as an education and research center, and provides tours and classroom outings for kindergarten through college-age students. It is open to the public 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. For more information, visit the website.

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