Learn About Nature

Big Bear Lake and the surrounding San Bernardino National Forest are full of wildlife. Learn more about our native critters by visiting our Zoo or taking a tour at the Discovery Center.

Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear Alpine Zoo

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is open 7 days a week from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and features many species of animals and birds. There is a daily animal presentation at noon and feeding tours most days.*Discount packages available with booking.
Location: 43285 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, California
Phone: (909) 584-1299
Big Bear Discovery Center

Big Bear Discovery Center

Visit the Discovery Center for naturalist-led interpretive programs, evening nature lectures, hiking and camping information and to view the changing exhibits which include every thing from native animals to fire prevention. Tours available.
Location: 40971 North Shore Drive (Highway 38), Fawnskin, CA 92333
Phone: 909-866-3437