Nature Center at Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park

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#7 of 10 in Wildlife in Yosemite National 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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  • The so-called nature centre consisted of a shuttle bus stop and a volunteer naturalist seated at a table under an umbrella stand. She had maps and a couple brochures to hand out and dispensed info on ...  more »
  • We stopped in to see the exhibits and learned a few new things. Really nice feature to grab some art supplies and head out. The surrounding area is a great place to kick back and watch the river run. ...  more »
  • Although small the Nature Center is packed with information on the Park and its inhabitants. Lots of short walking trails along the water too.  more »
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  • This is a great little place to enjoy to river, take an art class, or enjoy a picnic!
  • They let us visit even though they were officially closed for the season. Happy memories with the kids.
  • Loved the snakes
  • Informative facility with the obligatory gift shop. Covers geography, history, and wildlife. Definitely worth visiting if in the area.
  • Good for activities such as easy nature walks for families.
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