Nature Center at Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park

#7 of 11 in Wildlife in Yosemite National Park
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Nature Center at Happy Isles is a small museum that puts the wildlife of Yosemite National Park on display. View the interactive displays about the area's natural history and stuffed versions of the animals that inhabit it. After exploring the museum, you can hike one of the forested trails that start here, or enjoy a riverside picnic. Open May to September, the nature center offers free entry. Using our custom trip planner, Yosemite National Park attractions like Nature Center at Happy Isles can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • They have art classes and wonderful animal exhibit. We learnt so much about the flora and fauna around the area. The staff is wonderful. This is a great place for the jr ranger program and getting...  more »
  • The Nature Center was closed between 12 and 1, so I wandered off to explore some of the islands around Happy Isles and returned later in the afternoon. This is a great place for folks of all ages...  more »
  • Nice little nature center. Several animals displayed in faux and a few skins also to help your ID. Nice art studio with regular classes and plenty of inspiration right outside. People staffing made the difference- the know how to connect with each person that walks in. I was so impressed watching this!
  • This place had good useful information. It was very visual so is helpful for children or if you spoke another language. There was also bus stops there and good places to eat

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