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Tecolote Nature Center




Sunday       CLOSED

Monday      CLOSED

Tuesday      CLOSED

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday     10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday         10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  

Saturday     10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hours & Location

Tecolote Nature Center

5180 Tecolote Road

San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (858) 581-9952

Map & Directions

General Information

Free Parking 

Facilities available 

Family friendly hiking trails from the Nature Center

Kumeyaay Village within the Native Plant Garden

View Tecolote Canyon trail map here


Arts & Activities
Each month, Tecolote Nature Center hosts Arts & Activities for children. These free events focus on seasonal themes and include engaging hands-on activities as well as fun nature learning.

Interpretive Walks

Tecolote Nature Center offers free naturalist-led walks to explore and get to know the plants and animals in Tecolote Canyon. 

See our Events page for further information about these opportunities. 

Great Horned Owl
Western Fence Lizard
Gray Fox
Spotted Towhee
Southern Alligator Lizard

Enjoy an outdoor gallery of student-created artwork as you enter the Nature Center trail.

We look forward to your visit!
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