Carolyn Parr Nature Center

Carolyn Parr Nature Center

What They Do:

Share a love of the “wild things” of Napa with the community. Offer free admission and scheduled tours for groups. Plants and animals on display were once alive. Exhibits depict their local habitats, and docents give details on ecosystems. They also guide examinations of skins and skulls and tours of their native gardens.

The Carolyn Parr Nature Center’s collection of nature books and magazines await curious children and adults. Large nature-themed floor puzzles intrigue. Seasonal displays and activities enhance current programs. Hand puppets are used to act out different animal behaviors.

Outside is a small pond habitat, shaded by native bay and big leaf maples. A new wildflower rain garden is being planned for opening next spring, along with several large animal sculptures, and a memorial bench dedicated to several founding members.


Students were in awe of the multitude of visual and tactile wildlife artifacts. They entered with little or no background in Napa Valley ecosystems, and left with strong foundations and elevated curiosity about local wildlife. This was a perfect platform to begin their park ecosystem project based learning. What a great resource for science teachers!

~ Paige Pleasant-Howard, Phillips Elementary School teacher

Business Partners:

Crazy Flower 3Crazy Flower Wines will give one case of wine to the first five people who donate $250 or more to Carolyn Parr Nature Center through the Give!Guide. Each donor will receive a milkweed plant, on which endangered Monarch butterflies lay eggs, and while feeding on nectar, pollinate many types of wildflowers.

  1. Sheila Grandfield
  2. Greg McGrath
  3. Cory & Melodie Roche
  4. Maryellen Vander Sluis in honor of Matthew Vander Sluis
  5. katherine wade
  6. Stephanie Turnipseed
  7. Anonymous
  8. Anonymous
  9. Charles Donnelly
  10. Carol Nelsen
  11. Camille Kaijankoski
  12. Pamela Jackson
  13. John and Terri Howell
  14. Jessica J. Harcourt
  15. Alison Rodriguez in honor of Domingo Rodriguez
  16. Anonymous
  17. Heather Watson-Troedson and Family
  18. Mary Herzog
  19. Il Posto Trattoria in honor of Dine & Donate
  20. Patricia Peterson in honor of Alice Machesky, Marilyn Leal, Peggy Tompkins
  21. Il Posto Trattoria in honor of Dine & Donate
  22. Janice Beglau-Taylor
  23. Teresa Reynolds
  24. Marilane Bergfelt in honor of Loving Animals Providing Smiles volunteers
  25. Pat Hildreth
  26. Sharon Gardner
  27. Hilary Zunin
  28. David and Lana Stanley
  29. Justin Gomez
  30. Grania Lindberg
  31. Anonymous
  32. Karen Garcia
  33. Anonymous
  34. Sandy Hausser
  35. Anonymous in honor of All of those who have suffered the loss of their homes due to the fires.
  36. Carol Glaser
  37. Jeff Richard
  38. Harini Oken
  39. Beverly Leonard
  40. Kari Flores in honor of Taz
Share this campaign

Help raise awareness for this campaign by sharing this widget. Simply paste the following HTML code most places on the web.

Embed Code

<iframe src="" width="260px" height="500px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" /></iframe>

This Campaign has ended. No more pledges can be made.