Nature Center at Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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... 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • Very beautiful in the midst of green. Flowing water falls is so soothing to ears and mind. Must stroll around when you are around.
  • To really sum this up correctly I will say this, just like all of the Yosmemete valley this place is a little piece of heaven. Waterfalls, wood bridges, fast running rivers, wood log crossing, and cascades everywhere. If you want nature to the fullest this is it. Just cant gi wrong with it.

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