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Big Bear Discovery Center

104 locals recommend ·
About this place
The Discovery Center is an educational and informational portal to the San Bernardino National Forest and is located within the heart of the Big Bear Valley.
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Edwin & Patty
Edwin & Patty
December 05, 2019
You can find weekly programs, eco-tours, and special events like outdoor concerts, theater productions, and nighttime interpretive programs in the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater. The friendly staff can help you with naturalist Led Eco-Tours, adventure passes, hiking & biking maps, camping…
November 29, 2019
Beautiful area and first stop for many hikes.
Kaelyn And Frank
Kaelyn And Frank
November 18, 2019
This is a great place to bring the whole family. On the other side of the lake in Fawnskin. They have an indoor area that has interactive learning areas, typically on Saturday mornings they have free crafts for kids (check availability on website). [3.8 miles from the cabin]
October 07, 2019
Great place for hiking and enjoy nature in Big Bear
September 02, 2019
Sizable visitor center offering nature-based exhibitions, eco-tours, an amphitheater & trail maps.

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North Shore Drive/Hwy 38
Fawnskin, CA 92333
Phone+1 909-382-2790
Hours of Operation statusClosed