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Ogden Nature Center Ogden

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Ogden Nature Center
966 W. 12th Street
Ogden
UT
84404
Tel: 801 621 7595

Directions

We are located at 966 W. 12th Street in Ogden, Utah.
From 1-15, take exit #344 and head east 1.5 mi

Where are we going today?

The Ogden Nature Center is a 152-acre nature preserve and education center open year-round for discovery and exploration. Visitors enjoy meeting birds of prey, snakes, tortoises, salamanders and other native animal species. Outside you'll find picnic areas, tree houses, bird blinds, a spotting tower and 1.5 miles of walking trails. The Nature Center boasts two of Utah's greenest buildings, with hands-on nature exhibits and a unique gift store.

The Ogden Nature Center offers a wide variety of community programs for all ages including art, photography, birding, wildlife in Utah, outdoor recreation, conservation, sustainable practices and more. During the school year naturalists leads outdoor field trips for school children and in the summer, week-long nature camps. Several community events are held at the Nature Center each year including Earth Day and Creatures of the Night at Halloween.


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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$4.00
  • Children$2.00
  • Free Under: 2
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

9-5 Mon. - Fri. & 9-4 Sat.

Year round

Teachers corner

Our website has information for teachers interested in field trips to the Nature Center or our outreach programs, which bring nature education into your classrooms. Go the the education tab on our website.

I'm Hungry!

Trail snacks and drinks can be purchased in the gift shop. We do not carry plastic bottles, but have soda & juice in aluminum cans or options to buy aluminum water bottles that can be filled with water at our drinking fountain..

Any Top Tips?

Bring suncreen & bug spray in the summertime and good walking shoes year-round. You are welcome to pack in your own picnics, but we ask that you carry out your own trash. We are open year-round, and the winter is a great time to visit..

Doing our bit

The Ogden Nature Center takes great pride in its facilities, particularly those that are eco-friendly and model best practices for building. We boast the best in environmental education, with award-winning programs that are used as models nationwide..

Need a little extra help?

Please contact us if you need any special assistance..

Can I get one of those?

The Nest Gift Shop is full of nature-related items including toys, books, stationary, t-shirts and much more. The Nest is a wonderful place to shop for nature-lovers..

What people are saying?

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    Magical place with great gift shop, classes, festivals, kids summer camp, and environmentally sustainable buildings. Love the rescued birds, birdhouses display and gorgeous walking paths (especially in the fall). Definitely worth getting a membership!

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    Great for kids, individuals and family, young and old alike. Learn about nature and see wildlife and attend events. Enjoy mother nature and a cool gift shop!

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    The nature center is a magical place... a patch of wildness right in Ogden. Keep your eyes peeled for beaver sign, deer, fox, waterfowl and abundant songbirds. Their annual events, concerts and classes are great. And if you're looking for an organization to support or a way to make a difference, they are more than worthy. It's amazing to see how this place has grown and matured over the past 36 years! And don't miss Chitters the great horned owl, who is as old or older as the nature center!

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    I remember being fascinated by everything I saw at this place during school field trips, and more recent visits as an adult have left me still feeling quite fulfilled with the experience. It's nothing extravagant, and for the price I don't think there should be any expectation of that. There is enough variety of birds in the holding cages and it's very nice to know that these are animals--many of which have been injured are being well taken care of. Inside it's nice to get a glimpse of a few reptiles, and the gift shop is plenty fun. My son...Read More

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    Great place to go for a walk..change of pace fro the neighborhood. My kids have loved their summer camps. Hopefully one day I can check out their concerts.

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I remember being fascinated by everything I saw at this place during school field trips, and more recent visits as an adult have left me still feeling quite fulfilled with the experience. It's nothing extravagant, and for the price I don't think there should be any expectation of that. There is enough variety of birds in the holding cages and it's very nice to know that these are animals--many of which have been injured are being well taken care of. Inside it's nice to get a glimpse of a few reptiles, and the gift shop is plenty fun. My son when he was 4 couldn't get enough of what they had.

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