Facility Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife observation preserve located in beautiful Modjeska Canyon. Whether exploring, learning, or just relaxing, the facility offers visitors and students a rural, natural setting less than 10 miles from urban Orange County, California. The Sanctuary boasts a Natural Science Center with interactive exhibits, live animals, native animal taxidermy, and children’s activities. Our Native Plant Nursery sells drought tolerant plants that aid homeowners in their water conservation efforts. Souvenirs, books, gift items and snacks are available at the Gift Shop.
Our three nature trails offer visitors astounding views and a close up look at several native habitats. The Chaparral Trail winds through both chaparral and coastal sage scrub habitats. The Oakwood Trail provides handicap access to the Sanctuary’s most diverse nature trail. This easy trail leads visitors along a seasonal creek bordered by lush riparian habitat where willows and mulefat provide shelter for Western Ground Squirrels and numerous species of birds. Enjoy the two ponds along the trail, home to Red-Eared Slider Turtles, Koi, and several species of frogs and toads. Our Sensory Garden Trail highlights plants that appeal to your sense of smell, sight, touch, and sound.
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Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect place to hold a small intimate wedding and reception. Santiago Creek is a beautiful backdrop for our Ampitheater. Looking for a less formal wedding surrounded by nature? Visit Tucker and view numerous spots where you can take your vows. Whether you choose the ampitheater, the bird porch, the ponds, or just along the trail, Tucker is the perfect spot to start your new life together. Our Ampitheater seats up to 70 guests, however parking is limited to 25 cars. Please contact us for fees and more information at (714) 649-2760
The Sanctuary serves as a research center and an outdoor education facility. Students gain first-hand knowledge of the natural environment. We host school tours for K-12 and college level students. Guided tours are also available for scout groups, senior groups, and other social organizations.
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