There are a wide variety of events that take place in and near the Big Bear Discovery Center. Kayak or canoe Big Bear Lake, join a naturalist for a hike or campfire program, learn how to pan for gold or build a birdhouse, or enjoy some Music in the Mountains! For more information, please visit the Southern California Mountains Foundation Events Page.
Guided hikes, star parties, painting workshops, scorpion hunts, natural history seminars - there's an event for every interest! All events are free and take place at the National Monument Visitor Center in Palm Desert, unless otherwise specified. Click on the following link for more information!
The San Gorgonio Wilderness Association (SGWA) hosts many special events during the year including campfire programs, ranger talks, and film festivals. There are also a wide variety of volunteer opportunities including wilderness patrol, creek clean-up days, and staffing visitor centers. For more information, please visit the volunteer sign-up list and calendar on this website.