Science & Nature Museums

Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies at Riverview Ranch (Fresno)
Restored 1890s ranch house with exhibits for children and adults featuring history and culture of the San Joaquin River, and local artists’ work. Interactive nature exhibits for children and adults. The River Store features unique items reflecting nature and the river and handcrafted works. The River Center is now connected to the Lewis S. Eaton Trail. 11605 Old Friant Rd. Fresno, CA (559) 248-8480

Discovery Center Museum of Science & Natural History (Fresno)
A museum of natural science allowing visitors to experience science alive in ways a static museum cannot provide. The Discovery Center features many hands-on interactive exhibits to encourage excitement and curiosity in children about science and the world around us. Exhibits include a 150-variety cactus garden, live desert mice, rabbits, tortoises and a coyote, as well as dioramas of local ecosystems. 1937 N. Winery Ave. Fresno, CA (559) 251-5533

Downing Planetarium (Fresno)
Come and take a cosmic tour, this 74-seat theatre on the campus of California State University, Fresno features a 30-foot dome. Shows are held Friday and Saturday. Stargazing on Friday nights. Call (559) 278-4121 to confirm show times and hours of operation. 5320 N. Maple Ave. Fresno, CA

See also:

R.C. Baker Memorial Museum (History Museums)