Entrance to the Eccles Education Center

Eccles Wildlife Education Center


Effective March 24, the Eccles Wildlife Education Center is closed, including the bathrooms, auditorium and classroom. This closure will be in place for the foreseeable future to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Although the Education Center will be closed, we will keep the area open to the public to give you a place to get outside. As such, the entrance gate will be open between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday to give you access to the parking lot and trails. You can also access the trails when the gates are closed.

Please stay on the trails and remember that bicycles and scooters are not allowed on the trails. Farmington Bay is closed to dogs until September 14 to protect nesting birds.

The new George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center at Farmington Bay — located on the Robert N. Hasenyager Great Salt Lake Nature Reserve — provides a gateway to the remarkable Great Salt Lake wetlands. The education center and its nature trails are now open to the public.

The complex that makes up the Eccles Wildlife Education Center includes the L.S. Skaggs Wetland Discovery Classroom, an auditorium and an exhibit building.

While visiting this facility, schoolchildren and other guests can learn about the many animal species that depend on the wetlands for survival. You can see firsthand how active wildlife management plays a key role in maintaining this remarkable habitat.

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After a stop at the Eccles Wildlife Education Center, visitors can set out to explore the one-mile nature trail and enjoy a close-up view of wetland wildlife.

Entrance to the Eccles Education Center

Wildlife enthusiasts of all ages and interests — whether they're students, photographers, hunters, birders or local families out for a stroll — will benefit from a trip to the Eccles Wildlife Education Center.

The Eccles Wildlife Education Center is a place where science and imagination go hand-in-hand. It’s a place that engages communities and sparks creativity. A visit to the center will increase visitors’ knowledge and appreciation of the Great Salt Lake wetlands, expand their understanding of active wildlife management and provide a new place to make lasting memories with friends and family.

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