2016 Evening 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 1 at 7 p.m.


McAvoy Layne brings this iconic American to life as he shares stories of his times at Tahoe.


Best Lake Tahoe Hikes


July 8 at 8:30 p.m.


Join author Tracey Salcedo of the Best Lake Tahoe Hikes, as she gives you a virtual tour the best hiking in the Tahoe area.


Winged Flight at Night


July 15 at 8:30 p.m.
& August 26 at 8 p.m.


Bats are a valuable part of nature. Join NorCal Bats for a LIVE bat presentation.


Astronomy at Taylor Creek


July 22 at 8:30 p.m.


Come learn about astronomy and star gaze with the Fleischmann Planetarium.

Beavers of Taylor Creek     July 29 at 8:30 p.m.       Join Sherry Guzzi from Sierra Wildlife Coalition to learn about the beavers of Taylor Creek and the Tahoe Basin.

Lake Tahoe Wildflowers Big Year


August 5 at 8 p.m.


Tahoe Institute of Natural Sciences shares their knowledge of Tahoe wildflowers and the excitement of the Wildflower Tahoe Big Year.

Evening with Stephen Mather     August 12 at 7 p.m.       Steve Hale portrays the legendary man who made the National Parks what they are today.

Wildlife of the Tahoe Basin


August 19 at 8 p.m.

      Enjoy an educational and exciting look at Sierra Nevada’s wildlife with Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care.

For more information or to volunteer, visit www.tahoeheritage.org.


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. 


These programs are made possible by an Everyday Event Grant through the National Environmental Education Foundation.


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 are in July and August

Mondays at
10 a.m.


Kids in the Creek*

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"