Family Activities:

Big Bear Discovery Center


Big Bear Discovery Center

40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38, Fawnskin, 92333, CA

For outdoor adventurers, this center is a useful first stop. Staff can help with hiking, mountain-biking and camping plans. You can also arrange any necessary permits and passes. The center also has educational exhibits about area flora, fauna and geology, and a nice wilderness-focused gift shop.

Year-round, the center offers fun activities, like gold-panning, nature walks and snow-shoeing trips. Age limits for kid-specific programs vary. For instance, the Junior Forest Ranger program is for children ages 7 to 13; story times for kids 6 and under are occasionally scheduled.