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 AM - 4:30 PM.

Wildlife Education

Teacher Services

Let Sulphur Creek help you share the wild and wooly world of native wildlife with your students as they learn about this unique and diverse land known as the San Francisco Bay Area. Our interactive programs with live amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and arthropods are designed to conform to California State standards as they draw students into the lives and habitats of the animals that live around us.

Naturalists and docents teach community groups, school classes, scout groups, and visitors about local wildlife. New nature classes and family programs are offered regularly:


Local Wildlife On Display
Learn about the reptiles, amphibians, fish, and arthropods on display in the Discovery Center at Sulphur Creek. Birds and mammals of the area can be viewed in enclosures outside our buildings.

Wildlife Discovery Center
Learn about California's wildlife diversity and discover amphibians, reptiles, fish and arthropods that live right in your own backyard!  Learn about animals through interactive displays, a wildlife puppet theatre, children's library and more.  Come and check out our brand new addition to the Biodiversity Display, learn all about different types of nests, and even take a seat is a life-sized eagle nest!  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.

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.