Alum Rock Science and Nature Center

16260 Penitencia Creek Road
San Jose, CA 95127

(408) 258-4322


The Science and Nature Center has exhibits of animals that populate the nearby Mount Hamilton Range. Perhaps the most popular of these live animals are the birds-of-prey: hawks and owls that have been injured and are non-releasable.

Place Information

  • Place Category

    Parks, Museums

  • Place Cost Not Available
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 12:00pm - 4:30pm
    Monday closed
    Tuesday 12:00pm - 4:30pm
    Wednesday 12:00pm - 4:30pm
    Thursday 12:00pm - 4:30pm
    Friday 12:00pm - 4:30pm
    Saturday 12:00pm - 4:30pm

Word on the Street

This is a great place to see flying raptors, slithering snakes and other cool birds and reptiles close-up. In addition to the extensive collection of live and preserved animals housed at the facility, the trained YSI experts will lead nature walks, give hands-on demonstrations and present a beautiful collection of nature-related crafts.

Alum Rock Science and Nature Center: From the Parents


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