Big Bear Discovery Center

If it is your first time visiting Big Bear Lake, you will definitely want to visit the Big Bear Discovery Center. It’s a beautiful center on the north shore of the lake. There are many activities for all ages and a wonderful place to learn about wild life, the forest, and Big Bear Lake. It’s packed with all types of discovery about nature and a wonderful place the whole family is sure to enjoy!

The Big Bear Discovery Center opened in 1998 and is the largest visitor center in the Big Bear Valley. They have annual exhibits, weekly programs, eco-tours, and outdoor concerts. There are shows, theater productions, and night time interpretative programs held in the Center’s Amphitheater

There are many adventures throughout the summer season with scheduled guided nature walks, stories by the campfire, Music in The Mountains, gold panning and so many other adventures! The entire Big Bear Discovery Center is family friendly and their Nature Discovery Zone provides an exclusive space designed just for kids. There are plenty of hands-on activities prepared for the kids too and there are wonderful outdoor play areas. Kids can freely explore the forest, and the Discovery Center is designed with safety in mind, especially for the little ones.The hiking trails are really great for nature walks, a fun experience for family and friends. It’s also a learning adventure for everyone too! There are areas where you can relax and enjoy the amazing views of the lake and the mountains.Even during the winter, visitors enjoy picnics in the area since Big Bear Lake is known for it’s amazing weather. Big Bear Lake enjoys over 300 days of sunshine each year. It’s also a great place to go sledding in the winter.

The Big Bear Discovery Center’s staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. They really love what they do, and they are always happy to answer all your questions. You can ask them about off-road adventures and adventure passes. They will even hand you a full map and brochures for free.The knowledgeable park rangers will teach adults and kids about the history of the region, hiking trails and the local wildlife. They also provide information about the flora and fauna found in the area and how to protect them.
There is even free wifi available, and they have easy access parking. This is an awesome place to visit for your summer retreat in Big Bear Lake.  Once you discover The Big Bear Lake Discovery Center, you will come back time and time again. You will love this place!