Please notice the start time (which varies because of dusk). Extra people can be added on day with cash or check
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Hoot Owl Night Hikeofficial Boy Scout Site, Girl Scout Night Hike or any other group
30 PERSON MINIMUM or $240.00
50 PERSON MAXIMUM
$8.00 per person
if you want to visit the California Nursery Office Museum add 2.00 per person and
($10.00 per person)
Fridays and Sat at Dusk
send dates to (at least 3)
California Nursery Historical Park
register: phone or email
sponsored by Math Science Nucleus
If you need to cancel the Hoot Owl and within 2
weeks, we can either refund your money with a $15
fee or you can transfer funds to another date at no
extra charge. No refunds within 2 weeks only
transfer. Please email
and the instructor (Dr. Anderson),
4074 Eggers Drive, Fremont, California, U.S.A., 94536
Hike Statistic for Scout participants
Distance: 1 to 1 1/2 miles round trip
Time: Allow about 11/2 -2 hours for program and hike
Suggested Age: Tiger Cubs, Wolves, and Bears (siblings and
family members welcome) non scouts are welcomed
Parking is at the end of Nursery Avenue to the left.
Hike begins with a program in the historic Vallejo Adobe located next
to the parking lot.
Though the California Nursery Historical
Park normally closes at sunset, several times a month the park
hosts instructor-led night hikes and naturalist programs that
focus on nocturnal animals.
Wear sturdy shoes, dress warmly, and be prepared to hike or
sit quietly for a time.
Historical and Natural Features
California Nursery Historical Park is a 20
acre park which is a remnant of the world famous California
Nursery that was one of the most important nurseries in the
western United States.
The Park is home is hundreds of unique species of trees from all
over the world. The
park provides a home for owls and other raptors as well as many
small mammals. The
program will include apresentation on owls and a chance to examine
owls pellets and various “stop and learn” stations along the hike.
The California Nursery began in 1865 in
San Jose. It moved
to the Fremont location in 1880 and the nursery grounds origin
ally covered 463 acres with 60 acres of research gardens where
they tried out new varieties of plants.
The City of Fremont acquired the 20 acre remnant of the
original nursery in 1970.
This property includes many important historic buildings
including the Vallejo Adobe from the 1830s, and various nursery
buildings from the 1880s to the 1910s.
Trees from all over the world were imported to the
nursery and dozens of Fremont Landmark trees are still intact
and available to observe on the California Nursery Historical
Park grounds. Due to
the large number of older trees the Nursery has a large
population of owls and other raptors that call it home.
The hike will begin in the Vallejo Adobe and the hike
will include some historic background to the region as well as
fun learning and experiencing twilight and early evening