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Nature Center at Happy Isles

#45 of 87 things to do in Yosemite National Park Features Animals
Center of Curry Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-0200
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A Short, Serene Walk Near the Nature Center at Happy Isles

The Nature Center was closed when we were there in December but we really enjoyed walking the... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
GabyVM
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Happy isles

We took the shuttle out to Happy Isles on the advice of a Park Ranger we chatted to and it was well... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
HelenH1000
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Center of Curry Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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+1 209-372-0200
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Nature Center was closed when we were there in December but we really enjoyed walking the nearby short trail across the bridge. That morning the weather was perfect, sun started to shine glimmering the river which in some parts were frozen. It was so...More

Thank GabyVM
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We took the shuttle out to Happy Isles on the advice of a Park Ranger we chatted to and it was well worth it. The nature centre is small but interesting and engaging for kids-my boys (8&6) enjoyed the displays especially the film showing what...More

3  Thank HelenH1000
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Enjoyed learning new things in this nature center with some interactive displays. Is just a short walk from the shuttle bus.

Thank Molly55
Reviewed 19 June 2016

we hiked around happy isles trails looking for the American dipper but we didn't see one till we walked further along the merced river. At that point we got great looks at the bird diving into the rapids feeding underwater. real cool. the trail up...More

2  Thank bruce g
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Very small museum but has great selection of books, postcards, etc. Walking around Happy Isles is very peaceful. Doesn't take too long.

Thank CTW974
Reviewed 15 September 2015

If you have already done everything in Yosemite, then you should go here. It's cute for young children and accessible for the infirm. You can see stuffed varieties of the living things you saw walking to the nature center. Have a blast ;).

Thank AshleyLBC
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

The visit to the nature centre at the happy isles was helpful to understand the facts about Yosemite National Park. It is a must-do for overnight stayers.

Thank Aaqarsh
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Our little ones (3 and younger) really enjoyed the museum at happy isles. There was also easy walking paths just outside and a creek we could sit and splash at, since it was a super hot day!

1  Thank travelswithpet1
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Even my teen son loved looking at all the stuffed animals and watching the bear videos It was a nice cool break before we headed to Mirror Lake.

Thank Nav1go
Reviewed 13 March 2015

We met a ranger here and did a short nature tour with a delightful young ranger who had the children enthralled. Really good fun.

Thank Australiafair2013
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