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.
Schedule of Events
Check out our list of science talks, live animal presentations, and guided hikes by clicking this link of schedule of events!
-- 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
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.
Did You Know?
A core group of dedicated National Park volunteers, often laboring in the hot sun, built a native plant nursery from the ground up in 2002. Native plants, from the common Ceanothus to the endangered Lyons pygmy daisy germinated in this volunteer-run nursery will help restore disturbed habitat.