Sulphur Creek Nature Center

A Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center
The mission of the Sulphur Creek Nature Center is to instill a sense of responsibility for the welfare of our world by bringing people and animals closer together through wildlife rehabilitation and education.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Sulphur Creek is a licensed and permitted facility for the rehabilitation of native wildlife.  If you find a hurt, sick, or orphaned animal that is native to our area please contact us at (510) 881-6747 prior to bringing it in.  We do not have the staffing to pick up injured animals, your assistance in transporting them to our location is greatly appreciated.  The hours of the rehabilitation hospital are 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

Wildlife Education
Check out all of the different educational programs we offer.  Come to an engaging and fun course at Sulphur Creek, or have us bring the animals to your classroom or home for an up close view of some of our native wildlife.


Local Wildlife On Display Indoors and Outdoors
Learn about the reptiles, amphibians, fish, and arthropods on display in the Discovery Center at Sulphur Creek.  While you're in the Discovery Center enjoy our wildlife puppet theatre, read a book from our children's library, and even take a seat in our life-sized eagle nest!   Head outdoors to view birds and mammals of the area in their enclosures.  Before you leave, enjoy the serenity of our park at one of our picnic sites and enjoy your lunch or a snack under the oaks.

Find out how you can make a difference by adopting one of our resident animals through the Adopt-an-Animal Program, and get your name added to the Adoptive Parents wall plaque.  For more information on this or any other type of donation check out our Donation Page.

Animal Lending Library
Open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Animal Lending Library has animals that you can take home with you for one week. For the fee of $20, you can borrow a guinea pig, rat, hamster, or mouse, with a cage, food, bowl, water bottle, and care sheet. Check out an animal, and learn about the responsibilities of pet ownership.

Live Owl Cam
The Barn Owl Cam is closed until the 2014 Nesting Season. It is sponsored by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Castro Valley Rotary Club, and Ojo Technology.