• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Santa Monica Mountains Science Festival


FREE! For inquiring minds of all ages! Become a citizen scientist. Learn how to track mountain lions, bobcats, and island foxes. Get to know the local wildlife. Discover the mysteries of your neighborhood national parks.

The 5th annual Science Festival is sponsored by the National Park Service in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Children's Nature Institute, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, UCLA LaKretz Center for CA Conservation Science, and NatureBridge.

Our event will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 am to 4pm at Paramount Ranch. Science Festival Flyer 2014

There are activities for people of all ages, including talks, hands-on demonstrations, nature walks, family activities, live animal displays, and a chance to meet and talk with the scientists. We invite you to come out and explore the natural and cultural resources within the Santa Monica Mountains and learn about the scientific research that helps us all better understand and protect those resources!


Schedule of Events

Check out our list of science talks, live animal presentations, and guided hikes by clicking this link of schedule of events!

All Programs and Activities are FREE

Rangers share the excitement of science at the park's annual science festival!

-- Food - Food vendors will be on site.

-- Weather - April is considered one of the nicest times of years to be outdoors in southern California. Days are typically warm.

-- Poison Oak, Ticks, Rattlesnakes, Mountain Lions can be found in the park. Please download our safety brochure here

Paramount Ranch Western Town

Live Webcam of Paramount Ranch


Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Paramount Ranch Webpage


From 101 Freeway, exit Kanan Rd. Go south towards the ocean (from 101 N, left turn, from 101 S, right turn). Make a left on Cornell Road. Continue for 2 miles. The entrance to Paramount Ranch is on the right.

From PCH, go north on Kanan Dume Rd towards Agoura Hills. Continue up Kanan for 12 miles. Make a right on Cornell Rd. Continue for 2 miles. The entrance to Paramount Ranch is on the right.

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