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Free Events and Activities for the Whole Family

Each year, admission is free to Festival Headquarters on Saturday and Sunday at the Chico Masonic Family Center, as well as various events including live viewing of raptors & reptiles, photographic tours, demonstrations and more.

Bring the whole family! Kids of all ages will experience a day of discovery, wonder, and good plain fun as they learn about our natural world and participate in our ever-popular Junior Naturalist Activities. Smokey Bear and the Blue Goose are also known to make an appearance!

Saturday, Jan 24 Start Time End Time
Birding by Boat & Boot - NEW 9:00 am 10:30 am
The Maze of Maps 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Exhibits Galore & Vendors! 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Federal Junior Duck Stamp Display 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Meet Smokey Bear and the Blue Goose! 9:00 am 5:00 pm
California State Parks Presents - Indian Fishery Junior Ranger Program - NEW 10:00 am 11:00 am
Live Raptor Experience 10:00 am 3:00 pm
Junior Naturalist Activities 10:00 am 3:00 pm
Our Magnetic Sun and Solar Viewing 11:00 am 12:30 am
"Journey" Wolf Play & Storyteller - NEW 1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Web of Life - NEW 1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Wolves in California: The Long Journey Home - NEW 2:30 pm 3:30 pm
All Those White Geese! Snow Goose Workshop 3:30 pm 5:00 pm

 

Sunday, Jan 25 Start Time End Time
Photographing the Refuge 7:00 am 12:00 pm
Wolves in California: The Long Journey Home - NEW 9:00 am 10:30 am
The Maze of Maps 9:00 am 3:00 pm
Exhibits Galore & Vendors! 9:00 am 3:00 pm
Federal Junior Duck Stamp Display 9:00 am 3:00 pm
Meet Smokey Bear and the Blue Goose! 9:00 am 3:00 pm
All About Bats! 9:00 am 10:30 am
Optics Demo 9:30 am 10:30 am
Junior Naturalist Activities 10:00 am 3:00 pm
Wetlands' Wildlife - The Sacramento Valley 11:00 am 12:00 pm
Volcanoes of Lassen Volcanic National Park 11:00 am 12:30 pm
Birding by Boat & Boot - NEW 1:00 pm 2:30 pm
Raptors and Rehab 1:00 pm 2:30 pm