The Nature House is your gateway to nature and exploration in Stanley Park! Explore our engaging wildlife exhibits, examine real specimens and stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the Park. Plan your trip with seasonal recommendations from our park naturalists who are keen to share their insights or answer your most curious nature questions.

Inside the Nature House

  • Interactive displays on local ecology 
  • Real specimens of park wildlife to touch and explore
  • Gift shop featuring books, cards, and stuffed animals
  • Nature-themed activities and books
  • An enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers

We are closely monitoring guidelines from the provincial government and health authorities to provide a safe environment for Nature House visitors, staff, and volunteers. As a Park Partner of the Vancouver Park Board (VPB), SPES Covid-19 guidelines and protocols are aligned with the VPB Park Partners protocols.

  • The Nature House is full of engaging exhibits
  • Examine real specimens
  • Learn about Stanley Park
  • Find out what's going on this week

Safety Measures

  • Masks are mandatory
  • The number of people inside the Nature House is limited to 7
  • Social distancing guides are taped on the floors
  • Hand sanitizer stations are set up for staff, volunteers and visitors to use
  • We are asking visitors to refrain from touching specimens and exhibit items
  • High touch areas like doors are regularly disinfected

Hours

September to June
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Weekdays: Closed

July to August
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday: Closed

Admission is free or by donation!

Contact Us

When the Nature House is open, you can reach us by phone at 604-257-8544. At other times, please contact Public Programming at 604-257-6908 (ext. 102).

Rentals

The Nature House is available for private event rentals, such as birthday parties and private workshops. For more information, click here.

Accessibility

The Nature House is wheelchair accessible but does require traveling over an unpaved path for a short distance from the Chilco viewing platform.

To protect the Nature House from flooding in the winter months, water barriers are installed from November to February. During this time, the Nature House is not easily accessible by wheelchair or by those with mobility challenges.

Visit Us

The Nature House is located on the south-east shore of Lost Lagoon under the viewing plaza at the north end of Alberni Street.

Free on-street parking is occasionally available on Alberni and Chilco Street. Paid parking is available by the Stanley Park Tennis Courts and at the north end of Denman Street.