Carolyn Parr Nature Center

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  • $435


  • 9


  • 38

    Days to Go

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. Karen Garcia
  2. Anonymous
  3. Sandy Hausser
  4. Anonymous in honor of All of those who have suffered the loss of their homes due to the fires.
  5. Carol Glaser
  6. Jeff Richard
  7. Harini Oken
  8. Beverly Leonard
  9. Kari Flores in honor of Taz
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