Summer 2014 programs at Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Sit under the stars and discover Taylor Creek's Friday night programs at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater


An Evening with Mark Twain


July 11 at 7 p.m.
August 23 at 7 p.m.
(Due to a scheduling error,
this encore performance will
not take place on August 23, 2014.
 We apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.)


McAvoy Layne brings his famous American to life as he tells you of his times at Tahoe.


Winged Flight at Night


July 18 at 8:30 p.m.
& August 29 at 8 p.m.


Bats are valuable members of nature. Corky Quirk will have live bats.


Wild Things


July 25 at 7 p.m.
& August 15 at 7 p.m


Enjoy an educational and exciting look at Sierra Nevada animals LIVE on stage.


Snowshoe Thompson


August 1 at 7 p.m. 


Steve Hale portrays a local legend of Tahoe's early days


50th Year Wilderness Celebration


August 8 at 8 p.m. 


 Discover our local Desolation Wilderness and visit many other Wildernesses in a special film.


Birds of the Sierra Nevada


August 22 at 8 p.m.


Will Richardson of the Tahoe Institue of Natural Science will lead a virtual bird walk.


Suggested donation of $5 per person accepted by the Tahoe Heritage Foundation to support Taylor Creek's summer programs. All programs are approximately 1 hour long.


The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is located three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89.  For more information, call (530) 543-2674.



 Daily Ranger programs begin July 1, 2014 and run through the end of August

Mondays at
10 a.m.


Kids in the Creek*

This program will not begin until the water level in Taylor Creek goes down. For updates, call the Taylor Creek Visitor Center at (530) 543-2674.

Caddisflies, tadpoles, small and big fish, frogs, and more. Kids 6 to 12 years old can connect with these creatures and more. Bring sturdy water shoes.

Sundays, Tuesdays & Fridays at
10:30 a.m.


Rainbow Walk
Explore the Rainbow Trail at Taylor Creek and the underground stream profile chamber.

at 8 p.m.


Night Walk
Discover Taylor Creek's nightlife. Remember to bring a flashlight.

10 a.m


Jr. Forest Ranger

A different action filled project each week teaches kids 6 to 12 years old how the parts of nature are connected as they earn their Jr. Forest Ranger badges.

10 a.m.


On the Trail with Smokey
Follow Smokey's Trail to learn about campfire safety and find a "photo op" with Smokey. Shake his paw adn learn more about wildfire prevention.


*All programs accessible except "Wonders of Taylor Creek"