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Kids' Den


Tyke Hike at Madrona Marsh Preserve

Join our Tyke Hike

1st Thursdays of Every Month
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

For ages 0 - 6 years.
Hey Kids, bring your favorite adult!

$5 donation requested.

Let's hike on the Madrona Marsh Preserve listening for birds, looking for frogs and learning about nature. Outdoor event.

Nature Storytime at Madrona Marsh

Nature Storytime

2nd Thursday of Every Month
10:30 am - Noon

For ages 3-5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Your child can discover the wonders of Madrona Marsh and the importance of nature through stories, science activities, games, and crafts.

Registration required. Limited to 15 participants. Call 310-782-3989 to register. Held inside the Nature Center.

Cindy with kids at Friday Fun at Madrona Marsh

Friday Fun

Every Friday, 10 am - Noon

For ages 3-6 years, with their parent or guardian.

No Charge

Hands-on program: storytime, science, art, and a tour of the Preserve. 1st hour inside the Nature Center; 2nd hour in the Preserve. Some weeks there will also be potting or other activities. Emphasis on respect for all living things and being good stewards of the planet.

Registration required. Limited to 15 participants. Call (310) 782-3989 Tuesday - Thursday, 10 am - 5 pm to register. If you can not keep your reservation, call to cancel to allow another family to take your spot.

You can learn fun things about different animals at the Madrona Marsh.

For example... Did you know that Pacific Tree Frogs have different colors depending on what habitat they reside in? Pacific Tree Frogs can change their skin color at will depending on the surrounding temperatures, light, mood, and humidity. Pacifc Tree Frogs have been known to range in colors including bright green, cream, tannish brown, reddish brown, dark green, and even yellow!

Pacific Frog -green  Pacific Frog brown

Snake skin sheddings and fur you can feel at the Nature Center!

The Exhibit Hall snake skin sheddings and real raccoon, possum, squirrel furs that you can touch. There are always science projects going on at the Nature Center that anyone can participate in. Ask your parents or guardians to call or bring you to the Madrona Marsh Nature Center or to the Madrona Marsh Preserve and hike with us!

Coloring Fun

Click images below to print and color drawings. Learn about the animals of Madrona Marsh Preserve.

red tail hawk drawing
red tail hawk drawing
baby blue eyes
bird topography
dogbane leaf beetle


For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.

volunteer at Madrona Marsh

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